Beggars Group critical of Apple Music

Beggars Group, the record company that owns 4AD Records, Matador Records, XL Recordings and Rough Trade has issued a statement criticizing Apple's recently announced Apple Music. Beggars Group has yet to sign with the service. In a statement, Beggars Group wrote:

"We are also naturally concerned, as ever, as to whether we and you are being treated on a level playing field vis a vis the major labels and their artists. Additionally, we have reservations about both commercial and practical aspects of the Artist Connect area. It is a mistake to treat these rights as royalty free, especially in the light of recent licenses with services like Soundcloud."

You can read the statement here