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Indie Labels Sign Up for iTunes

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Saturday, October 18, 2003
News Categories: iTunes

“Matador Records, Kill Rock Stars, and SpinART all announced partnerships with Apple’s iTunes Music Store this week, suddenly inundating indie-rock fans with hundreds upon hundreds of legally available downloads, with thousands more songs on the way.  Apple had been courting indie labels since June, according to one label source: ‘Apple wasn’t taking on any indies earlier because they weren’t set up to handle lots of small deals—they just wanted to launch with the big five [BMG, EMI, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.], whom they also assumed (wrongly) would all be better set up to deliver them metadata and content.’”

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1

Ahhh Matador has some great artists like Pizzicato Five and Yo La Tengo wink
this is good news..

Posted by bababooey on October 18, 2003 at 5:50 PM (PDT)

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It is really great news,but here’s to hoping they won’t give short shrift to labels that have a heavy concentration in Club or Dance Music /Electronica(i.e.Wave,Nervous,Satellite,*69,M.o.S,Yoshitoshi and Twisted)just to name a few.

Posted by Christianicononev.2 on October 19, 2003 at 1:15 AM (PDT)

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NAH!

Posted by Ruby Martinez on May 9, 2007 at 6:58 PM (PDT)

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ole

Posted by Stelios on June 26, 2007 at 3:21 AM (PDT)

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