Apple versus the indies: MTV parallels

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. MacBytes macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
  2. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Not the real story?

    It's easy for analysts on the outside to blindly say Apple's the greedy one here, and side with the indies.

    This article suggests otherwise. Apparently, the indie labels could do just fine by Apple's current deal--but they want the right to raise the per-song price on their songs after 6 to 12 months, if music demand is good. Apple, on the other hand, wants iTunes pricing to stay constant. They refused the big labels' desire to raise prices on us, so why should they allow the indies to do so?

    Sounds like the indie labels are the greedy party here. If so, I hope Apple sticks to their guns and keeps iTunes prices from rising.

    Complicating factor: Napster and OD2 did cave in to the indies (probably to all labels, actually) and gave them the option to raise prices later. Now the indies feel they have the right to demand that of Apple as well.

    Sounds like the iTunes competitors wanted to be first rather then consistent. I like Apple's approach better!
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    i didnt read the article but i completely agree with you nagromme
    i guess this goes to show that even the indie labels are greedy
  4. svenr macrumors regular

    May 6, 2003
    Your link goes nowhere.
  5. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002

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