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Apple signs big independent U.K. labels

Written by Jari Ketola @ 21 Jul 2004 11:30

Apple signs big independent U.K. labels Apple Computers has confirmed that it has signed deals with independent labels Beggars Group, Sanctuary Records Group and V2. The deal brings artists like Basement Jaxx, The Pixies, Prodigy, Black Sabbath, Sex Pistols and Stereophonics to European iTunes music stores.
"We're thrilled to add three of Europe's largest indie labels to our iTunes Music Store in the U.K., France and Germany," Apple CEO Steve Jobs said in a statement. "We welcome Beggars, Sanctuary and V2 to the iTunes family and plan to add many more independent labels soon."

The lack of music from independent labels has been iTunes' biggest hurdle in Europe where many popular artists are represented by smaller labels. With three major indie labels on board, it's quite probable that iTunes will soon be able to sign smaller labels as well.

Source: ZDNet

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