From CNBC here:
Apple says it’s not in the music business to make money. Instead, its investments in the HomePod and Apple Music are aimed at “doing the right thing,” CEO Tim Cook said in an interview with Fast Company.
“You’re right, we’re not in it for the money. I think it’s important for artists. If we’re going to continue to have a great creative community, [artists] have to be funded,” Cook said in the interview published Wednesday.
This is breathtaking, the stench of it is absolutely revolting.
Apple is in the music game to sell hardware — Macs to musicians and studio owners, iPads to the same crew, etc.
The most revolting part is where Cook talks about how Apple is funding artists??? Yeah, what the fuck? The great majority of artists making any money on Apple Music are already funded by their large record labels – your Biebers, your Drakes, your awful mainstream booty swingers.
The artists who need to be funded the most are the non-mainstream artists and for them Apple is a disease. Apple does not fund them at all, they don’t give a flying fuck whatsoever.
To take some sort of goodie points for funding ‘artists’ that are already funded and then not acknowledging how Apple Music’s payment structure does not help to fund artists who need it the most is vomit inducing.