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Apple Music Signs Global Agreement with Indie Labels

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JUNE 08: Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue speaks during the Apple WWDC on June 8, 2015 in San Francisco, California. Apple annouced a new OS X, El Capitan, iOS 9 and Apple Music during the keynote at the annual developers conference that runs through June 12. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.