The Old Music Industry Is Dead: Apple Launching Record Label With Jay-Z

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Looks like there might another major announcement at MacWorld. BGR says they’ve “confirmed” that Apple is launching a record label with Jay-Z, who’s set to step down from Def Jam. Jay-Z and Jobs are both brilliant businessmen, and the move would make sense on a number of levels: The labels almost view iTunes as a competitor now, the industry landscape is rapidly transforming, and whoever finds the magic formula for a new kind of label/distribution firm stands to make a lot of money as they establish the new paradigm of the industry. And iTunes already is something like a label. This could be megaton big, if the rumor is true. [BGR]

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Posted by: Jonthecorner on January 3, 2008 @ 7:51 PM
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