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Apple Sets Price for Song Downloads

Posted by: , 15:14 AEST, Wed May 3, 2006

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Apple Computer on Monday revealed it had renewed contracts with the four largest record companies to sell songs for .99 cents
The agreements came after months of bargaining, and were a defeat for music companies that had been pushing for a variable pricing model.

The music industry’s big four - Universal, Warner Music, EMI and Sony BMG – were not immediately available to comment.

Since iTunes’ launch three years ago, Apple has charged US consumers 99 cents for each track – a uniform price that Steve Jobs, its chief executive, favours because of its simplicity for consumers. More...



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