Just a few days after Apple's mega Apple Music announcement at the company's WWDC conference in San Francisco, Digital Music News got its hands on an allegedly leaked contract detailing the services royalty payment policies.

According to the leaked documents, Apple Music will pay the right's holders 58 percent of the royalties earned through the subscription service, but no royalties will be paid through the company's three-month free trial run, which begins June 30th.

This runs in contrast to its biggest rival, Spotify, which claims to pay out 70 percent of earned revenue to the rights holders after all taxes and other fees are accounted for. A figure which is actually closer to Apple's 58 percent (check out the comments in the Digital Music News article).

Spotify, in its ongoing preparation to battle with Apple Music in the coming months, announced today that it has retained 75 million active users, 20 million paid subscribers, and raised over half a billion (USD) in funding.

The prevailing issue, as many early signees may be concerned, is not the 58 percent royalty payment but rather than beginning zero percent payment. Artists from smaller labels will be virtually earning nothing during the three month process, which could be a death sentence for those releasing new material within that time frame.

The news comes out after reported secret deals with major labels were cut by Apple, so the issue seems to be more systemic than one may have hoped.

Read The 405's spotlight on Apple Music: 'Why Apple Music Won't Be a 'Spotify Killer'.