Saturday, August 27, 2005

Apple, Digital Music's Angel, Earns Record Industry's Scorn - New York Times

Apple, Digital Music's Angel, Earns Record Industry's Scorn - New York Times: "Two and a half years after the music business lined up behind the chief executive of Apple, Steven P. Jobs, and hailed him and his iTunes music service for breathing life into music sales, the industry's allegiance to Mr. Jobs has eroded sharply.
Mr. Jobs is now girding for a showdown with at least two of the four major record companies over the price of songs on the iTunes service.
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Mr. McGuire said Apple was not likely to quietly surrender its position in the market.
"I think if they're throwing down for a street fight," he said, "they may have picked somebody who's as good or better at it than they are.""
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