Apple Woos Indies [Updated]
MTV.com reports that Apple is meeting with hundreds of indie label representatives on Thursday to discuss adding their content to the iTunes Music Service.
- Senior iTunes music store staffers will show the label reps how the store runs and they'll perform some hands-on demos, though it is unclear whether Apple boss Steve Jobs will attend. The spokesperson declined to specify which, or how many, labels were invited to the meeting.
The article quotes Sub Pop and Matador Records as two labels specifically planning to attend the event.
Indie Support for the iTunes Music Store has been expected and mentioned specifically by Steve Jobs.
Here is the text from the invitation:
The iTunes Music Store has already sold millions of
songs. Wed like to add your music to the mix.
In less than a month, the iTunes Music Store has
revolutionized the way people buy music.We want
to offer our customers the broadest selection of
music and artists.
Please join us at Apple to learn more about the
iTunes Music Store including:
- The first months results
- How the Store can help connect your music
with our buyers
- How to deliver your songs to us
- The agreement you need to be a part of the Store
Thursday, June 5
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Apple Town Hall