Apple Music, launched last week, may not differ much from other music-streaming services, but comes with Apple's deep music roots, global brand and hundreds of millions of iTunes customers.
The payments will be to people who own sound recordings that Apple Music will play and owners of publishing rights to songs' compositions, Re/code said.
Apple will not pay music owners anything for its three-month free trial period. The company's payouts were slightly higher than industry standard, the website reported, citing Apple executive Robert Kondrk.

Apple's subscription streaming music service is likely to be made available to users of iPhones and iPads in India at Rs 120 per month for individuals and at Rs 180 for families. However, everyone who updates an Apple device to the upcoming iOS8.4 operating system will be able to get three months of Apple Music free.