Apple Opens Up iTunes LP to Indie Labels
Published Nov 30, 2009Following the announcement that Apple would be including a new "iTunes LP" on their digital music store, we were shocked to discover that they'd be locking out indies with an exorbitant $10,000-per-album fee. Fortunately, the digital music giant has redeemed itself by making good on its promise to offer all the tools needed for users to develop the LPs themselves.
As Punknews points out, the digital LPs employ basic web tools like HTML, CSS and Java to bring digital videos and other extras into the iTunes album experience. With these specifications now available, web-savvy users can design their own iTunes LP and avoid paying any ridiculous production fees.
All of the information needed to create an iTunes LP is available here. However, we're still not sure how good it will sound on a turntable.