What iTunes LP Should've Meant

Is listening to your iTunes playlist over vinyl the most practical of ideas? Nah. But throw in a futuristic glowing ring and call to arms for playlist purists, and Martin Skelly's Playlist Player has a friend in me. » 4/28/10 6:00pm 4/28/10 6:00pm

iTunes LP is a Bust. Time to Go Free?

Nobody cares about iTunes LP, reports Paul Bonanos. Six months into the format—one that Apple believed enough in to have a separate event—and nobody is buying. But what if it were free? » 3/09/10 2:20pm 3/09/10 2:20pm

Music Labels Briefed On Apple Tablet Only As a "Courtesy"

According to All Things D, we shouldn't expect the music industry to play a major—or minor—part in Apple's presumed tablet announcement next week. That's not as surprising as it may sound. » 1/19/10 11:14am 1/19/10 11:14am

Anybody Can Create an iTunes LP or Extras Now

As promised, Apple's released the specs for iTunes LP and Extras, with templates, guides and testing materials to create them. Until it goes automatic next year, submission is manual process, and yes, Apple has to approve your work. [Apple] » 11/30/09 7:25pm 11/30/09 7:25pm

Apple TV 3.0 Can Play iTunes LP and Extras Like a Real Video Box

The updated iTunes terms & conditions has a new paragraph under the iTunes LP section spilling Apple TV 3.0—namely, that it'll finally support iTunes LP and Extras viewing. » 10/29/09 10:10am 10/29/09 10:10am

Apple to Indie Labels: iTunes LP Is Out of Your League

With a higher price than regular albums, no lossless audio and virtually no device support, iTunes LP seems like a hard sell. Turns out, it might be lame for musicians too—at least, the ones without platinum records. Updated » 10/08/09 5:20pm 10/08/09 5:20pm

The Secrets of iTunes LP

You're never gonna buy an iTunes LP, but you wanna know what's inside those flashy 600MB attempts to revive albums, right? Spoiler, from Jay Robinson: A bunch of HTML and PNG files in a custom archive format. But no DRM. » 9/14/09 6:00pm 9/14/09 6:00pm

iTunes LPs Should Be Lossless

The iTunes LP is Apple's attempt to recreate the "feel" of buying a physical record in an intangible format. Without lossless audio as a part of the package, though, iTunes LPs are much less than an album. » 9/09/09 10:13pm 9/09/09 10:13pm

iTunes 9: Everything You Need to Know

Those reports about a new scheme to "stimulate sales of CD-length music" were true, and then some: Along with extras for albums and movies, iTunes 9 comes with media sharing (!) and iPhone app management. Updated with walkthrough gallery. » 9/09/09 12:23pm 9/09/09 12:23pm