NYT: Apple Discussing iTunes All-You-Can-Eat Downloads With Labels Next Week

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The New York Tiimes' Saul Hansell backs up the Financial Times report that Apple's looking at all-you-can-eat downloads for iTunes. According to his source, Apple is sitting down with the studios next week for an undoubtedly tense poker-faced showdown.

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Universal's the biggest proponent of selling subs, so they'll probably be there. Reportedly Apple wants to throw the labels $20 a device, which is only a little more than what the labels make off an iPod now in music sales, so they've got some gaping chasms to negotiate across. [Bits]

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hiphopopotamus
Hiphopopotamus

The cynic in me thinks the unlimited iTunes will be DRM'd to hell and low quality... but you can upgrade your free songs to DRM-free Hi-Fi for 25 cents a song.