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Apple extorts music publishers to kill the Amazon MP3 store.

In Apple, Conspiracies on March 4, 2010 at 5:37 am

Cult of Mac just reported on a news story reported by Billboard magazine about how Apple, increasingly the scourge of the cool and the privileged everywhere, is basically extorting music companies into ignoring the Amazon MP3 store in exchange for a continuation of promotional support in the iTunes music store:

Sources say that iTunes representatives have been urging labels to rethink their participation in the Amazon promotion and that they have backed up those warnings by withdrawing marketing support for certain releases featured as Daily Deals,” writes Billboard.

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