updated 01:20 pm EDT, Fri April 15, 2005
Jobs vs. record execs
Music industry executives are turning toward non-Apple partners, including mobile phone networks/manufacturers, to help , according to a CNET News.com report. Apple's flat $0.99 per song/$9.99 per album pricing policy has frustrated the music labels along with its refusal to license FairPlay antipiracy technology to other MP3 player manufacturers: "Frustrated at what they see as Jobs' intransigence on song pricing and other issues, some record executives are now turning their hopes toward other partners, particularly mobile phone carriers eager to get into the business of selling music. They see this new focus as a way to broaden the digital music business, and lessen Apple's dominance over their market in the process.