Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has actually had some issues with songs platforms in the past, but when it pertains to Apple Music, he’s totally on board.
The frank musician spoke at imagination festival Cannes Lions as well as proclaimed his complete approval of exactly how Apple is handling its upcoming streaming service.
“I assume that Apple is just regarding the coolest firm in the world,’ Ulrich claimed. ‘I am a huge fan of Apple and also all their products, and also I have actually been lucky sufficient to satisfy most of the individuals there, a great deal of the folks that make vital choices, as well as I really feel really secure with them.’
This recommendation comes right after Apple reexamined its initial choice not to pay artists throughout Apple Songs’s three-month free trial, which it reversed after artist backlash as well as a Tumblr shaming from singer/songwriter Taylor Swift.
Ulrich has actually had his confrontations with songs service providers in the past, most notoriously in 2000 when he and also his bandmates talked out versus Napster, a peer-to-peer sharing solution that allowed customers swiftly and also quickly move mp3s and also other data (mostly porn, I have actually listened to) back and also forth. Metallica disagreed with its unreleased tunes dripping very early as well as winding up on radio terminals before any individual might buy them as well as became the face of the project to close Napster down. The name still already exists as part of online service Rhapsody, yet that things is not complimentary anymore. As well as it’s possibly all music now, too.
“We hopped in bed with Daniel Ek and Spotify 3 years ago and also that connection has been fantastic,’ Ulrich claimed. ‘They are quite enthusiastic regarding music. You could inform everything about a company from the people that run it, and also Daniel Ek is really passionate regarding music.”
With Apple Music now ready to pay musicians during the free test and also even Metallica welcoming the brand-new service, where is our Apple Songs dramatization likelying to come from now?