View Full Version : Apple gets ready to renegotiate deals with record labels

Apr 20, 2007, 11:41 AM
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Apr 20, 2007, 11:53 AM
lol a share of apple's portable media players.. I really doubt that will ever happpen. But who knows.

Artful Dodger
Apr 20, 2007, 12:05 PM
I would hope it wouldn't end like that. If it somehow goes that way over time then I could see them trying to take a cut on anything that the record labels deem playable to music (car stereo, TVs, home stereos and so on).
Trying to get more from others (the buyer/companies that invent/use such items) that they (record labels) don't make or compete in producing is just like them to be greedy :mad:

Apr 20, 2007, 01:04 PM
The extra 30 a song should make them pretty happy.

Apr 20, 2007, 01:23 PM
A cut of the sales of iPods? What's next, a cut of the sales of Apple computers since they too store and play the tracks purchased from the iTunes store. :rolleyes:

Apr 20, 2007, 01:32 PM
Please, not a subscription service :(

Apr 20, 2007, 01:40 PM
From a different article:

"EMI struck a deal that puts all of us at a disadvantage," said a music executive who spoke on condition of anonymity. He said EMI had agreed to let Apple sell its music without antipiracy protection to please shareholders concerned that the record company was behind in the digital music race.

Many people/groups say apple has the upper hand.