Tuesday, May 02, 2006


No, no, not as in "cartel fixed" - that's still being investigated - but the record label's attempts to force Apple to abandon a one price fits all model, and to push prices upwards, have failed.

Partly in recognition that access to the seventy-nine squazillion iPods relies on iTunes, the big four have signed up for a new contract punting everything at 79 pence or 99 cents.

Effectively, right now, Apple is walking the music industry on a leash.