Sunday, May 23, 2004

Independent artists trouble with iTMS

A fairly well known and respected flamenco guitarist, Ottmar Liebert, has recently updated his blog with a story of his troubles with Apple and the iTunes Music Store.

"I have been trying to get my new music onto iTunes for about a year. Sadly iTunes does not respond well to artists - either that or I have a bounty on my head and don't know it. My split with Epic Records/Sony Music was completely positive and I doubt that anything was "requested" by them. I believe this is more likely due to Apple's incredible arrogance."

From my own experiences with the iTMS I have noticed some missing artists in the catalog, but if you listen to Apple you would think only the rarest of rare tracks are missing. Although, I think Apple has done a pretty good job of building their selection, most things are covered, that's for sure.