UPDATE:  Apple Music

June 18, 2015

We’re still hopeful that an amicable deal with Apple Music can be reached with the concerned members of our Independent community, however, recently there has been lots of press and comments by our colleague organizations. We’re sharing those below.

In addition, Digital Music News posted a Independent Apple Music contract which you can view and download here.

See A2IM’s original discussion and statement here.

Statements from our Global Independent Colleagues:


-AIR (Australia)

-CIMA (Canada)

-VUT (Germany)

-Beggars Group


Billboard: Indiependence: Is Anyone Really Free in This New Digital World…

Rolling Stone: Many Indie Labels May Refuse to Sign Apple Music Contract

Forbes: Independent Artists Are Being Advised Not to Sign Up for Apple’s Streaming Service

Complete Music Update: American Indie Label Group A2IM Questions Apple Music Deal

Hypebot: A2IM Cautions Indie Labels Not to Sign Current Apple Music Offer





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