After Apple released its streaming service in June, UGA’s David Lowery, a member of the bands Cracker and Camper van Beethoven and a lecturer in music economics at UGA, was quoted by the Washington Post.
According to the article, Apple has promised slightly better royalties than other streaming competitors.
“Apple is generally positive for artists in getting better pay because subscriptions pay about seven times as much as free services do to artists,” Lowery said. “But we don’t want to create another monopoly where we end up like authors did with Amazon. What we want is more options.”