Beats Music is giving listeners on iOS devices the ability to subscribe to its on-demand service directly within the app, a move that requires the company to pay Apple $3 a month for every subscriber that uses iTunes to pay their monthly $10 fee.
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The self-serve music distribution platform announced it paid out $34.1 million to artists in the first quarter of this year. The revenue was generated from nearly 1.3 billion downloads and streams, a 75% increase over the same period in 2013.