Universal Music is reconsidering its deal with iTunes and has decided to remain “at will” rather than resign to a longer term deal. Also, apparently that ninety-nine cents per song thing rankles. You know how that goes.
Various news outlets have reported on this issue, and if it’s a matter of keeping options open, I have to agree that Universal is doing the right thing. I mean, at some point, their deal with SpiralFrog might be lucrative, and there are no guarantees about which service the kids might be using a year from now. It’s better to remain flexible in today’s business environment.
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