Apple Wants More Music Exclusives; Does This Hurt the Consumer?
If Apple has its way, you might not be able to stream new albums from your favorite artists through services like Spotify.
Last year, Beyoncé surprised the world by releasing a previously-unannounced album directly onto iTunes as an exclusive. Then she double-surprised us by keeping it off of music streaming sites and out of retail outlets for days, if not weeks. It turns out that Apple really likes this idea and wants to do more of it. The record labels like it, too, because it should drive album sales.
In this brief — yet lively — video, our experts discuss if music store exclusivity is a good thing for the consumers, too, or just the record industry.
What about you, readers? Tell us your thoughts on music store exclusivity in the comments below!
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