Universal Confirms iTunes Contract Change

Macworld.co.uk confirms an earlier rumor that Universal would not be renewing their long term contract with Apple for iTunes music distribution.

"Universal Music Group has decided not to renew its long-term agreement for Apples iTunes service. Universal Music Group will now market its music to iTunes in an at will capacity, as it does with its other retail partners."

Macworld.co.uk suggests that this Universal may be interested in offering exclusive music to other online services besides iTunes, in an attempt to reduce Apple's control of online music distribution.