Japan: Artists rebelling against their labels to join iTunes

srobert

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Link: http://www.forbes.com/2005/08/10/sony-apple-itunes-cx_cn_0810autofacescan02.html

Good sumamry: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/75989/artists-rebel-over-sonys-itms-stance.html

… some of the performers under contract with electronics giant Sony (nyse: SNE - news - people ) and other labels that haven't inked yet deals with Apple's (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) iTunes Music Store are flouting their recording companies to make their music available on the download service launched last week in Japan
Amuse, a major agency that manages Japan's most popular artists, is also thinking about joining iTunes--regardless of the recording companies' positions. "We want to do what users want," a spokesman told The Associated Press
Japanese musicians under contract with Sony and other labels that haven't joined Apple's iTunes Music Store are starting to defy their recording companies and trying to get their music on the popular download service launched last week in Japan.

At least one artist has already gone against his label to offer his songs on iTunes. And a major agency that manages Japanese musicians said Wednesday it was interested in a possible deal with Apple Computer Inc., regardless of the recording companies' positions.
Interesting and flattering ^_^

Too bad Apple can't start it's own label.
 

Lacero

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dferrara said:
Nice... now how about some "revolutionary" bit rates. :mad:
You're in the very small, miniscule, tiny, microscopic minority of bitrate complainers. Face it, 500 million songs downloaded means the bitrate is just fine and there is in fact 500 million satisfied listening experiences.
 
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