UK Indie Labels Claim Apple's Offer Equals Commercial Suicide
from the doesn't-sound-that-appealing dept
While Apple continues to expand their iTunes offering to Europe, many of the larger independent labels in the UK and France have decided not to participate, calling the offer Apple made them "commercial suicide." They claim that Apple is trying to bully them, using its position as the dominant downloadable music retailer to force the smaller labels into accepting a deal that gives them much less than their major label colleagues. Of course, they don't detail exactly what was offered, so it's tough to tell which side (and it certainly could be both) is really being greedy here.