Apple Music Festival headliners rounded out with Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood and Ellie Goulding

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited September 2015
The forthcoming Apple Music Festival in London continues to take shape, with a trio of powerhouse pop acts added to the lineup on Tuesday: Mumford & Sons, Carrie Underwood, and Ellie Goulding, plus special guests.




Goulding will take the stage at London's Roundhouse on Sept. 19, with a special guest to be announced. Underwood will follow on Sept. 21, while Mumford & Sons will be joined by Jack Garratt on Sept. 27.

Apple also announced that both Lion Babe and NAO will join Disclosure's set on Sept. 25.

All 10 headline acts for the Apple Music Festival, formerly known as the iTunes Festival, have now been announced. Special guests still remain unknown for half of the acts, however.

Beats 1 will provide coverage of the festival when it kicks off later this month, while fans can follow a special Apple Music Festival page on Connect for lineup updates, announcements and behind-the-scenes photos and video.




Like the former iTunes Festival, Apple is handing out tickets through media partners in the UK, which this year includes the London Evening Standard. Those who can't make it in person can stream the festivities live via Apple Music or iTunes on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and PC. Apple TV owners get direct access to high definition set replays, though there has been no word on live performances.

The full lineup follows:
  • Sept. 19: Ellie Goulding, special guest to be announced
  • Sept. 20: Take That, special guest to be announced
  • Sept. 21: Carrie Underwood, special guest to be announced
  • Sept. 22: One Direction, with Little Mix
  • Sept. 23: The Weeknd, special guest to be announced
  • Sept. 24: The Chemical Brothers, special guest to be announced
  • Sept. 25: Disclosure, with NAO and Lion Babe
  • Sept. 26: Pharrell Williams, with Leon Bridges
  • Sept. 27: Mumford & Sons, with Jack Garratt
  • Sept. 28: Florence + The Machine, with James Bay

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 12
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
    Is Apple actually paying the artists money this time or are they still expecting them to perform for iTunes promotional space?
  • Reply 2 of 12
    cnocbui wrote: »
    Is Apple actually paying the artists money this time or are they still expecting them to perform for iTunes promotional space?

    We get to watch the shows for free, the artists get to promote their music in front of a global audience and Apple foots the bill for the venue, streaming, promotion etc...

    If the artists had an issue with the terms they could choose not to perform. Not like Apple is forcing them to do it.
  • Reply 3 of 12
    This is a heck of a lineup...
  • Reply 4 of 12
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    cnocbui wrote: »
    Is Apple actually paying the artists money this time or are they still expecting them to perform for iTunes promotional space?

    Why should they be paid? Apple isn't charging for tickets. It's good PR for these artists.
  • Reply 5 of 12
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,446member
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    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post



    Is Apple actually paying the artists money this time or are they still expecting them to perform for iTunes promotional space?



    Always with the negatives. From your posting history it would appear you really should find a different tech platform like Windows or Android. You would probably be happier. But then you may just be one of those Debbie Downers of the world that can’t find anything positive to dwell on, a member of the perpetually disappointed species. 

  • Reply 6 of 12
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
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    U Mad Bro?

     

    I'm sure these artist are just scraping by right?  




    I'm sure Tim Cook and Jonny Ive aren't scraping by either so no doubt they ought to do their thing for free also, right?

     

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    Always with the negatives. From your posting history it would appear you really should find a different tech platform like Windows or Android. You would probably be happier. But then you may just be one of those Debbie Downers of the world that can’t find anything positive to dwell on, a member of the perpetually disappointed species. 


     

    You are right, I'm negative about a company with $200 B in cash which goes to incredible artificial lengths to exploit tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes globally and who's executives are being paid $150 M a year and which tried to use artists work for free to promote Apple Music; penny pinching artists by not paying them for their work.

     

    I understand some people thinking it's OK to offer the modern equivalent of a string of glass beads if the recipient is silly enough to accept them, but personally I don't.

  • Reply 7 of 12
    It's fascinating to know that these shows showcasing artists and using the epitome of technology are taking place in the Roundhouse which was ground zero for some amazing shows during the "swinging London" era of the mid-sixties. Kind of cool how these shows are a continuum of sorts with these legendary music events of the past.
  • Reply 8 of 12
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,446member
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    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post

     



    I'm sure Tim Cook and Jonny Ive aren't scraping by either so no doubt they ought to do their thing for free also, right?

     

     

    You are right, I'm negative about a company with $200 B in cash which goes to incredible artificial lengths to exploit tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes globally and who's executives are being paid $150 M a year and which tried to use artists work for free to promote Apple Music; penny pinching artists by not paying them for their work.

     

    I understand some people thinking it's OK to offer the modern equivalent of a string of glass beads if the recipient is silly enough to accept them, but personally I don't.




    And you porbably tell people you meet to not buy Apple products because they use slave labor in ‘their’ Chinese factories too, right?

  • Reply 9 of 12
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
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    And you porbably tell people you meet to not buy Apple products because they use slave labor in ‘their’ Chinese factories too, right?




    No.  I buy Apple products so that would make me a hypocrite.

  • Reply 10 of 12
    cnocbuicnocbui Posts: 3,613member
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    Cook and Ive both do things for free.  Cook does interviews in print and TV for free.  Same with Ive.  Both also do various charity work.  So what is your point again?


     

    So these musicians are performing for Apple for free because Apple is a deserving charity?   I see you point now.

     

    I know they aren't being forced.  This comes under my heading of lawfully unethical.

     

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    Dude.   Get over your jealous and envy.  I'm being serious.  You will never be happy if all you do is envy those who made it.

     

    And stop with the bullshit about Apple not paying the legal amount for taxes.  They follow the tax law to the tee.  When was the last time you paid MORE taxes than you were obligated to pay?  Get off your high horse.  You should be bitching at the law makers not Apple.  Apple follows every single tax rule on the book.

     



     

    You accusing me of being avaricious is utterly hilarious. <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" />

     

    I won't go over that letter of the tax law crap again as it's been covered in other threads.  No, I haven't paid more taxes than required but I have abstained from taking advantage of government grants I was entitled to claim because they aren't means tested and because I thought it unethical to take advantage of them.

     

    The law makers certainly do need to do something about contrived tax minimisation by large multinational corporations, but no one forced these companies to go to the incredible lengths they do to offload their fair tax burden onto ordinary wage and salary earners who have to make up the deficit.

  • Reply 11 of 12
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    Originally Posted by cnocbui View Post



    Is Apple actually paying the artists money this time or are they still expecting them to perform for iTunes promotional space?

    Not all value for which trades occur is directly monetary. "Promotional space", if that's what's actually on the table, can be very valuable, and the artists obviously feel their time and participation are being appropriately compensated, or they wouldn't be there.

     

    And it's not an ethics question.  It is never unethical for two parties to enter into an otherwise lawful agreement when both parties are free to refuse.  It's not unethical for Apple to ask for the artists to play gratis, nor is it unethical for the artists to decline.

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