1 drmilktruck 1 year ago I'm surprised it hasn't been mentioned here. Taylor Swift called out Apple for their new music streaming service, which promised three free months to new subscribers. However the rub was that artists wouldn't get any royalties for those three months either. Apple tried to justify it by saying that their later royalty rate was higher than other services and would compensate artists for the lost three months. Ms. Swift wrote an open letter to Applehttp://taylorswift.tumblr.c...and the Cupertino company blinked and agreed to pay artists during the free offer. http://www.nytimes.com/2015...While one can question the singer's motives (she has pulled her music from Spotify and is behind the new streaming service Tribal with other heavyweights like Jay-Z), she claims she was standing up for others who need the money streaming sites provide. I'm surprised Apple Music would even be able to stream music commercially without paying royalties. Now apparently it's been resolved and everyone's happy. What do people think?