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1989 was released last October. I doubt that even Taylor Swift would have kept it off of streaming forever. It's now almost 9 months out and it is already solidly part of the summer playlists. She probably would have allowed it anyway if any of the other streaming services would have asked.
The surprising thing about this is that Apple is only paying another 1.5% in royalties over the other streaming services. Meanwhile, most reports are that while Apple negotiated that extra 1.5% instead of paying through the trial period, they are going to keep that rate and pay 0.2 cents for each song during the trial period. Not sure how all the math works, but in the end, even with the extra now being paid in the trial period, it seems like Apple brought Taylor Swift's...
I really don't think this was orchestrated, but you can't buy this kind of publicity. For all those people that talked about how this was an embarrassment to Apple ... they just helped to give Apple more press.
If Google is always listening, maybe they can better tailor your playlists ...http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/jun/23/google-eavesdropping-tool-installed-computers-without-permission
Pot meet kettle,   http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/06/concert-photographer-calls-out-taylor-swift-for-hypocritical-apple-open-letter/   Your move Taylor ...
I agree whole heartedly with this. Apple may have misstepped (intentionally or non-intentionally) by not being willing to pay artist royalties for 3 months, but they have still been the friendliest corporation to artists. If Apple Music fails, the artists that would have been getting royalties after the first 3 months will receive nothing, or will have to try to negotiate with other corporations that have generally not been as friendly as Apple.  I don't think that Apple...
The point of Apple Music was to provide a curated service. Their intent was to bring in artists and have them build playlists and promote other new artists and increase the knowledge of music that is out there. This is where we are at now with all media - there is so much media of all forms out there that people are overwhelmed with choices, so the next step in media is to figure out how to guide people to better content than just what everyone else listens to.   The...
FM Radio was not a free service ... you paid for it by listening to advertisements.
Yep, and this article too, https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130203/23380821872/monster-cable-finds-itself-other-side-trademark-case-still-losing.shtml Here is the funniest thing ... the huckster Noel Lee got totally taken advantage of by Jimmy Iovine and signed a really crappy contract. Sad part to me is that Beats original partner, SLS, probably would have built good headphones, rather than the overpriced crap that Monster came up...
I have one of the first-gen Pebble Watches. Cool watch, very functional, battery life a few days (but less than a week). I still charged it every night.  I wish my Apple Watch had longer battery life, but the truth is that my iPhone 6+ has been running out in less than a day, while my Apple Watch has not shut down yet (actually, traveling on a flight to China, I did put it into low power mode.) The functionality is so much better than the Pebble, I will put up with...
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