So iCloud might be free for users, then cost $US25/year after that. Sounds fair. But what about the music labels? Apple's reportedly paying the four big labels between $US25-$US50 million each, according to the New York Post.
Altogether, that figure could amount to up to $US150 million, with The Post reporting that Apple's taking 30 per cent of the annual $US25 fee for themselves, 12 per cent being paid out to the music labels, and the remaining amount going to the artists. [New York Post]