Garth Brooks Explains Why He Won't Sell His Music on iTunes
Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:20:51
Garth Brooks doesn't sell his music on iTunes, due to the DSP's policy of selling single songs. Brooks wants fans to experience his music as he created it –in full album form. Neither side will budge on their stance and therefore, they have not partnered.
Brooks is considering releasing some new material but first, he wants to clear some hurdles, some digital.
"Right now there are a lot of hurdles to climb, one of which is digital," the country star said. "We don't have a digital partner right now. I'll never have a digital partner in iTunes as long as they keep the same rules they have now. I respect them; they're friends of mine. They show me respect. They make me believe they're friends of mine. But if they're not going to change their ways, I'm not going to change mine. We have to figure out how we get new music to the people."
Aw. They are friends who respect one another – can they meet somewhere in the middle?
Should Garth Brooks or iTunes amend their stances to support one another?