Managers respond to Apple Music U-turn: 'The power has shifted'

Tom Pakinkis

The IMMF has highlighted Apple's U-turn on its refusal to pay rights-holders for streams during Apple Music's three month free trial period as a key indicator that artists and indie labels weild an increasing amount of power in the modern music business.

The umbrella organisation for artist managers worldwide has said in a statement that Cupertino's giant's policy shift happened because "artists and independent labels' interests diverged from the interests of the major labels" and policy makers, investors and DSPs ...

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