Pharrell Williams to release new single ‘Freedom’ as Apple Music exclusive

The track will be the streaming service's first exclusive release

Apple Music have announced that Pharrell Williams‘s next single will be their first exclusive release.

The new streaming service was recently unveiled at the company’s developers’ conference in San Francisco earlier this month (June 8). The service will launch on June 30.

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‘Freedom’ will be released along with Apple Music’s launch, having recently soundtracked an advert for the product. Listen to a preview below. The track will follow Williams’ 2014 album ‘GIRL’.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNUC6UQ_Qvg

Having previously attracting criticism for its policy of not paying musicians, producers, songwriters or rights holders during a three-month free trial offered to listeners, the tech giant recently made a U-turn on its royalty scheme following an open letter from Taylor Swift. The company later confirmed that it will be compensating artists during the trial.

Apple have now announced that they’ve reached a licensing agreement with several indie labels –including Beggars Group, which means they can now offer music from the likes of Radiohead and Adele.
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