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Anita Baker Scolds Apple Music For Attempted Theft And Pira!

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By Angela Wills

Posted February 12th 2016

 

Anita Baker has taken to Twitter to bash Apple Music for stealing her music. It all began when Apple tweeted an advertisement that included her 80’s classic hits, of which Baker says they have no rights to.

In her tweet, Baker informed Apple Music that there is no existing agreement between her and the media company that allows for the composition of any of her music. She also informs them that it’s relatively arrogant of them to even advertise on her Twitter feed.

Baker went on to say, “Piracy & attempted theft of my catalog is one of many things u will read about… Happens all day long. Artists Create/They Take”…. Other tweets to follow would read, “not even a battle….Small artists who need the revenue can’t really even say anything”.

Anita seems to be considerably aggravated with Apple Music for making her music available without some sort of agreement between the company and her. As for now, it seems that Apple has a leg to stand on and the music is there for their customers. As for Anita, she’s not a happy camper but it will take more than Twitter to stop the Big Apple.

Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of Interscope Records, recently came under fire after comments that he made about women on CBS This Morning caused an epic backlash on social media. Lovine appeared with singer Mary J. Blige to discuss Apple Music’s three-part ad series that is geared towards women.

Iovine told co-anchor Gayle King, “I always knew that women find it very difficult at times — some women — to find music. And this helps makes it easier with playlists, curated by real people.”

“I just thought of a problem: Girls are sitting around talking about boys,” he said. “Or complaining about boys, when they have their heart broken or whatever. And they need music for that, right? It’s hard to find the right music. Not everybody knows a DJ.” he continued.

The music mogul later retracted his comments on Thursday, stating “I could have chosen my words better.We created Apple Music to make finding the right music easier for everyone — men and women, young and old. Our new ad focuses on women, which is why I answered the way I did, but of course the same applies equally for men. I could have chosen my words better, and I apologize.”

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