Apple Gets Movie Soundtrack Rights - No Physical CD Planned
from the limited-market,-ain't-it? dept
According to this short blurb, Apple has been granted the exclusive rights to the US soundtrack for the upcoming movie, "The League of Extraordinary Gentleman". Because it's Apple, they're only going to offer the soundtrack as a full album download from iTunes for $10. No physical CDs will be produced. Of course, this clearly limits the market to those who happen to have Macs. However, it also cuts down (drastically) on production costs, and ups the margins significantly on the few sales it will get. Of course, in limiting the release to such a small audience, it almost guarantees that there will be a brisk trade in the soundtrack on the various file sharing systems. All in all, while it's nice to see a decision to release something online, this has to be seen as a backwards step, since they're releasing it only on a proprietary system that the majority of people don't have access to.