Apple Music Hires Lindsay Rothschild From Google to Help Build Relationships With Songwriters

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Apple recently hired Lindsay Rothschild to Head of Creative Services for Apple Music's North American division (via Variety). Rothschild is joining Apple from Google, where she led songwriter and publisher relations for YouTube.


    The new Apple Music executive will be tasked with building and maintaining working relationships with artists in the songwriter community, as well as publishers. Rothschild officially started at Apple on April 29, and she was the first hire on Apple Music's Music Publishing Creative Services team.

    Rothschild's hiring follows a few months of reports about streaming music services fighting against the United States Copyright Royalty Board, which ruled to increase the royalties paid to songwriters by 44 percent. Companies like Spotify, Google, Pandora, and Amazon all fought against the decision.

    Apple remained out of the fight, favoring the increased royalty payments for songwriters and earning praise from various artists and those in the music industry.

    Now, Rothschild will continue working on expanding Apple's good graces in the community, which she appears ready to accomplish. According to sources, she is able to "speak and understand the language of songwriters," and has a "great track record" during her previous jobs, including the Disney Music Group prior to her spot at Google.

    Article Link: Apple Music Hires Lindsay Rothschild From Google to Help Build Relationships With Songwriters
  2. rom3o macrumors regular

    Dec 22, 2014
    I would prefer them hiring smb to improve the recommendation algorithms. Does Spotify pay so well nobody wants to switch?
  3. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    Apple is being real stupid here. Make a platform like the App Store and allow the song writers to publish without labels. Indie scene will dig it. People that don’t want to be tied down to a label will like it. Apple Music users will like it. Etc etc.
  4. -BigMac- macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
  5. JetTester macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2014
    So, what will the pitch be? "Hello, I'm from Goo... er, Apple, and if you'll just allow me to hold your lyrics for a moment, I promise I'll do something very profitable with them. Very profitable, indeed."
  6. iDento macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2011
    iCloud Servers
    Rothschild? Like the richest family in the world?
  7. Lucky736 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 18, 2004

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  8. mdriftmeyer macrumors 68030


    Feb 2, 2004
    Pacific Northwest
    Apple isn't providing the Catalog of Music, the publishers and I'm sure in order to wrangle the relationships they have managing millions of independent solo artists like applications is something they have yet to devise a reasonable solution for all sides of the scenario.
  9. 0947347, May 8, 2019
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    0947347 Suspended

    Aug 29, 2015
    Rothchild from Google?
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    This, million times.
    Then we can also have people who compose music because they love music, instead of bunch of models singing karaoke and bunch of angry men talking over 1 loop.

    Honestly, the earlier labels get bypassed, the better.

    Some might say, labels do quality control and lots of weeding for us.
    I beg the differ. What they do is just selecting the same sounding people, putting their voices in the same sounding music. Repetition is an excellent brainwashing mechanism, therefore excellent money maker.
  10. DeepIn2U macrumors 603


    May 30, 2002
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BINGO! I’ve said this a while back and I completely agree this would be the biggest shakeup the industry would see.

    Apple already has iTunes and Apple Music, the clout of huge globally loved artists (M Syria, Drake, etc) & former timeless greats library rights (Beatles), GarageBand & Logic for composition and ability to upload directly to itunes, it had those great music festivals (maybe being those back to feature newly signed and aspiring artists tot he public; paid of course), and let’s go further Apple can be a record company themselves. That latter idea would cause ripples and upset their current agreements though and I’m sure there is a non compete agreement in their licensing terms.
  11. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    Apple music is made to listen to full albums. I am finding however there recommendation and playlist stations are horrible compared to Spotify. Spotify is made for playlists.
  12. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Jesus H C. This is another sign of the beginning of the end of Apple.

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