Forget all the hype around iTunes movie rentals. It looks like something even bigger will get announced at MacWorld this year.
According to the rumors, Apple is launching a record label with Jay-Z, who’s set to step down from Def Jam Records once his employment contract with Universal Music Group expires. Jay-Z has one more album left in his current contract with UMG. I wonder if he could just push out a quick greatest hits album?
Does that mean there might be another Apple vs Apple lawsuit in the works? Not so fast. The last settlement between Apple, Inc. and Apple Corp (The Beatles’ record label), gave Apple, Inc. all rights to the name “Apple.” Apple Corp. now licenses the right to use “Apple” from Apple, Inc.
Maybe now the RIAA will just lay down in the grave they dug for themselves during the Napster era and die already.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.