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iTunes music store pondering...
How does an artist get Apple to carry them on the iTunes music store anyway? I poked around for quite a while in the store FAQ, etc, looking for info, and failed. I don't see anything about artists contacting them to pitch their works, nor a way for end users to suggest someone... Hmm...

I am: curious curious
Current Media: quiet

krellis From: krellis Date: January 18th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I think when you do a search that doesn't turn up results there's a link to a suggestion form. Other than that, I haven't seen any way for users to provide input, and I've found it's also very hard to find that suggestion form.
tefler From: tefler Date: January 18th, 2005 04:36 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Most of the online music download services do not interact directly with the artists. Instead, they work with the labels and music distributors. Independent artists can work through distributors such as cdbaby.com who already have relationships with services like iTunes.
ardaniel From: ardaniel Date: January 18th, 2005 04:49 am (UTC) (Direct Link)

That's for labels, but includes contact links for their PR team and marketing teams.
pdelahanty From: pdelahanty Date: January 18th, 2005 04:50 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
When the Red Sox were in the World Series, I was disappointed that I couldn't get "Dirty Water". (I see MP3.com has it now, but I'd prefer to grab it from iTunes.)
earthdog From: earthdog Date: January 18th, 2005 07:59 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
What would you suggest?
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 18th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I was thinking in particular of magdalenhsuli. But there are also Japanese artists like Yoko Kanno I sure wouldn't mind seeing up there.
gau From: gau Date: January 19th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
Often, as I'm sure you know by know, being an anime fan of many years, licensing becomes a big issue here. (Thus, Japan has it's own version of iTMS.)
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: January 19th, 2005 04:10 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
I know - but some of the CDs have been released in the US. Maybe the US labels can do something.

I'll have to look into some way around the national limits of the iTunes stores. I'd happily buy things from the Japanese store.
mrdini From: mrdini Date: January 18th, 2005 04:20 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
solipsistnation From: solipsistnation Date: January 19th, 2005 03:20 am (UTC) (Direct Link)
iTunes gift certificate purchase number one was the Iron & Wine iTunes-exclusive EP...