Apple Music stirred up controversy earlier this year when it debuted its pay-only service by providing a three-month free trial to users. In so doing, Apple said it would not be paying royalties to artists for those three months. Taylor Swift put an axe in that idea and Apple wholly admits it. The backlash that scarred Apple is something YouTube wants to avoid in debuting its own paid subscription program.
YouTube Red, which will charge $9.99 a month for ad-free video viewing, is extending a 30-day free trial of its own to the globe of viral clip watchers. Unlike its unfortunate [...]