iTunes LP Lets the Indie Labels in

iTunes LP DoorsiTunes LP ruffled plenty many feathers when US Indie label, Chocolate Lab, claimed Apple was keeping the new album artwork format for the majors only citing an incredible $10,000 production fee for iTunes LP.

An Apple spokesperson has announced that it’s “releasing the open specs for iTunes LP soon, allowing both major and indie labels to create their own. There is no production fee charged by Apple.”

This means that self-funding bands such as Subset and any label will soon be able to put together their own iTunes LP files.

If you’re not sure what iTunes LP is – for those old enough to remember the joys of getting your 12 inch vinyl long player home you get a similar experience.

While you listen to your favorite songs, you can dive into animated lyrics and liner notes, watch performance videos, view artist and band photos, and enjoy other bonus materials.

Apple hasn’t actually said when it will be opening up the iTunes LP format but it’s great news for us musicians 🙂

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