As the music industry finds itself at a crossroads concerning digital rights and streaming services, the Washington Post wonders if Apple's new paid subscription service will bring calm to the storm.
While other services stream songs free to users in exchange for listening to ads, Apple will charge each user $10 per month. That charge might mean a step in the right direction for artists, says David Lowery, a faculty member in the Music Business Program at Terry.
“Apple is generally positive for artists in getting better pay because subscriptions pay about seven times as much as free services do to artists,” said Lowery, a member of the bands Cracker and Camper van Beethoven and a lecturer in music economics.“But we don’t want to create another monopoly where we end up like authors did with Amazon. What we want is more options."
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