Timing is a wonderful thing. As Apple prepared to kick off its WWDC keynote yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was taking another potshot at the company.

“To help more creators make a living on our platforms, we’re going to keep paid online events, fan subscriptions, badges, and our upcoming independent news products free for creators until 2023,” he wrote on Facebook. “And when we do introduce a revenue share, it will be less than the 30% that Apple and others take.” Pow! But swipes aside, this news will be noted by any musicians planning to test these creator features on Facebook – paid online events and fan subscriptions in particular.

But it seems Facebook is keeping Apple and its cut of in-app purchases in its sights. “We’re also launching a new payout interface so creators can see how different companies’ fees and taxes are impacting their earnings. More to come soon,” promised Zuckerberg.

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