Taylor Swift slams Apple because of its decision to force the artists to cover the cost (and risk) of the three months free trial of Apple Music.
And she is not alone. See here: http://goo.gl/rc83ZM
...and here: http://goo.gl/ouZHkj
As an individual, I find Apple's conduct to be highly problematic as well. It's behaving like Ebenezer Scrooge. Apple has $160 billion in cash. That's enough money to completely cover the expected revenue of Apple Music for 12 years. It's so much money that Apple could easily buy all the major record labels. And yet, to launch their new service, it is unwilling to cover the cost of the first three month trial.
So, spot on Taylor! Why should artists, and especially the small indie artists who are already struggling financially, pay for the cost of launching Apple Music?
Here is Taylor's post: http://taylorswift.tumblr.com/post/122071902085/to-apple-love-taylor