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Indie labels a no-show for iTunes Europe launch?

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Monday, June 14, 2004
News Categories: iTunes

“A source from within the UK’s Association of Independent Musicians (AIM) explained: “Talks have been ongoing over the weekend, but I’m hearing they broke down today.” It appears Apple has presented terms to Europe’s independents that are unacceptable to them, and the computer company is not prepared to shift its position.

If this report proves true this will mean Apple will launch its store at present anticipated to open for business tomorrow in the UK, France and Germany without key musicians that define the UK market.”

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So who’s at fault here, I wonder? Apple or the labels?

US indie labels seem very pleased with Apple’s standard terms—which Apple said treats small and major labels on an equal footing.

Maybe the UK indies as a whole control enough market to try to muscle a better deal from Apple?

Posted by Nagromme on June 14, 2004 at 12:14 PM (PDT)

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