Sunday, October 16, 2005

Apple--Lots of Mouths to Feed

Read in yesterday's Seattle Times that the unions representing the screenwriters and such who create those TV shows Apple is selling on iTunes--"Lost" and Desperate Housewives"--are demanding they receive a cut of any money made selling the shows via iTunes. This is in addition to the studios, Apple, plus any other publishing fees.

And we thought there were a lot of mouths to feed in the music business.

Interesting precedent here. What if you sell a movie on iTunes? Do you have to pay everyone involved like you might with a studio release? How will it impact music videos? We'll be watching this one with some interest.

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