Bands to iTunes: Don’t kill the album format

Reuters reports that several bands–Metallica, Green Day, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers among them–are denying iTunes the right to distribute their music. The bands take issue with Apple’s iTunes service for allowing users to download single tracks. Reuters talked to Mark Reiter, from Q Prime Management Co, which represents Metallica and the Chili Peppers. Reiter told Reuters that Apple requires artists to make singles available in addition to entire albums. Reiter then stated:


“If you download a single, you may ignore the other tracks on the album…. When our artists record a body of work, it’s what they deem to be representative of their careers at that time.”

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