The Worldwide Independent Network, an organization including independent record labels including Beggars Group (4AD, Rough Trade, XL, and Matador) and Secretly Group (Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian), has signed an agreement with Apple Music.
Following Taylor Swift’s pushback heard ’round the world, WIN released an official statement that the tech behemoth will pay artists during its free three-month trial period. “Apple listened to our community and then revised its music service agreement, demonstrating that it is committed to treating fairly all creators – labels, artists and songwriters,” commented Secretly president Darius Van Arman. Read the whole thing over at WIN’s official site.
It’s definitely a win, so to speak, for the music industry.