CD Baby Vs iTunes

Derek Sivers is the man who created CD Baby. He posted an interesting article on his blog on some of what went on behind the scenes as Steve Jobs created iTunes. It shows another case of music industry battle. I think we are lucky that Tunecore was able to strike and promote a good way to get Independent music into the iTunes music store. I know there are other ways in but imagine if underground artists were locked out.

“I decided to refund everybody’s $40, with my deepest apologies. With 5000 musicians signed up, that meant I was refunding $200,000. Since we couldn’t promise anything, I couldn’t charge money in good conscience.” – sivers.org

Read the full article: http://sivers.org/itunes

3 Comments

  1. Definately an interesting history. Promising what is not in your control is not the way to go. What a Lesson. Gotta watch out those deals with the BIG ones up until they are running.

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