Discounting Ad-Supported Radio
January 28, 2016
Effective January 28, 2016, ad-supported radio has been discontinued. Radio, with the exception of Beats 1, will be only available to Apple Music members. Beats 1 will still be available to those who don’t have an Apple Music membership.
Update Regarding iTunes Match Payments
We’re also making some changes to how we administer Apple’s payments to music publishers for iTunes Match in the United States. Apple no longer requires record labels to make U.S. iTunes Match payments to music publishers on Apple’s behalf. Instead, Apple will make these payments directly or through our third-party service provider. The effective date of this change was December 27, 2015. You will see this reflected in your January reports.