Apple recently changed their policy for Apple Music during their free trial and decided to pay artists during the trial period of their new music streaming service.
Now according to a recent report, Apple will pay artists 0.2 cents for each song that is played during their three month three trial, the news comes in a report from the New York Times.
For each song that is streamed free, Apple will pay 0.2 cent for the use of recordings, a rate that music executives said was roughly comparable to the free tiers from services like Spotify. This rate does not include a smaller payment for songwriting rights that goes to music publishers; Apple is still negotiating with many publishers over those terms, several publishing companies confirmed on Wednesday.
The amount Apple will be paying artists during their Apple Music free trial is similar o what other streaming services like Spotify pay on their free services.