Jul 27th, 2009

Bigger than my frustrations with the bloated iTunes application is the distribution of revenue. Put succinctly: my money currently goes to assholes I don’t care about. [...] A $9.99 iTunes purchase gives 56% to the label, 30% to iTunes, and a paltry 14% to the artist.

That’s right, for my iTunes purchase, [the artist] gets $1.40, while Apple gets $3.00 and Columbia gets $5.59. [...] Call me crazy, but I think this is completely backwards. Given the ease of getting music for free, purchasers of music should have more say in how their monies are distributed.

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