So What Is This Fight Really About?

Music biz fears play Apple a compliment

According to a report in the Independent newspaper, industry insiders claim the labels fear giving their songs to Apple for too little. They cite the example of MTV, which grew on the back of the promo videos the industry provided it for next to nothing.

[…] The irony here is that the music industry complains about falling sales and increased illegal download activity, yet clearly is so worried about losing control of the retail chain that it’s apparently willing to hinder the development of a legitimate download business, if the Independent’s source is to be believed.