Apple Music akan dibanjiri Lebih dari 20.000 Label Indie

Apple Music akan dibanjiri Lebih dari 20.000 Label Indie

Apel Music telah menandatangani kesepakatan dengan dua pemegang hak musik indie terbesar yaitu Beggars Group dan Merlin Network.

Menurut Laporan Billboard, kedua perusahaan ini mewakili lebih dari 20.000 label indie dan distributor, mereka menyetujui untuk bergabung di Apple Music setelah Apple mengubah kebijakannya dan setuju untuk membayar para Artis selama masa percobaan tiga bulan layanan Gratis dengan berdasarkan jumlah streaming 

I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about,” said Merlin CEO Charles Caldas. “With these changes, we are happy to support the deal.”

Seperti dikutip dari macrumours, Beggars Group adalah sebuah perusahaan asal Inggris yang mendistribusikan label 4AD, Rough Trade Records, Matador Records dan XL Recordings lainnya, perusahaan ini mewakili artis – artis seperti Adele, Arcade Fire dan Radiohead, dan juga membantu karir Basement Jaxx, MIA, The Prodigy dan lain-lain. Sedangkan Merlin adalah perwakilan dari beberapa label yang lebih kecil tempat bernaung kelompok-kelompok musik seperti The xx.

Billboard memperoleh salinan lengkap surat dari Apple Music yang dikirimkan kepada para member Merlin Network, isinya seperti berikut ini: 

Dear Merlin Member

I am pleased to say that Apple has made a decision to pay for all usage of Apple Music under the free trials on a per-play basis, as well as to modify a number of other terms that members had been communicating directly with Apple about. With these changes, we are happy to support the deal.

As you know Merlin has not historically had a direct contract with Apple. Apple has direct deals with our members, and that continues to be the case. Therefore, the amendments referred to above will apply to your existing direct agreements, and the amended contract will shortly appear on iTunes Connect. However, Apple has indicated that in the future they are open to engaging with Merlin as a central point of communication and negotiation for our membership.

Apple has a long standing, deep rooted relationship with the music community and has always helped ensure artists get paid for their work. We think Apple Music provides artists with a business model that’s good for the long term and we look forward to its launch on June 30.

We would remind you as ever that each member must make its own independent decisions in relation to Apple Music and its business in general.

Selain itu, Apple Music juga telah didukung oleh kelompok advokat musik independen, Worldwide Independent Network (WIN). Perjanjian ini dicapai hanya beberapa jam setelah terjadinya kesepakatan dengan Beggars Group and Merlin Network, seperti yang dilaporkan oleh Billboard. WIN didirikan pada tahun 2006 untuk mengatasi masalah-masalah bisnis, kreatif dan akses pasar yang dihadapi oleh para artis indie.

 

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