Long time hold-out Sony BMG has finally signed up to Apple’s digital music download service in Australia.
Sony BMG was widely believed to be the stumbling block in the launch of Apple’s iTunes store in
The result could signal a clear direction on song pricing since the disagreement seemed to be over Apple’s pricing regime. Exactly which direction that means is still anybody’s guess.
Apple has been under pressure in the
However, the recent launch of an antitrust probe into record company digital-music pricing by the
The four big labels (Sony BMG, EMI, Universal and Warner) have all received requests for information for the attorney general as a preliminary stage of investigation.
The deal was finally signed in
The deal takes iTunes