How iTunes Match Works for Copyright Holders

Posted on February 8, 2012 by

TuneCore CEO Jeff Price explains how iTunes Match works for copyright holders and says he’s excited after receiving his first payments of over $10,000 for the first two months.

A person has a song on her computer hard drive.  She clicks on the song and plays it.  No one is getting paid.  The same person pays iTunes $25 for iMatch.  She now clicks on the same song and plays it through her iMatch service.  Copyright holders get paid.

Same action, same song, one makes money for the copyright holder, and one does not. This is found money that the copyright holders would never have gotten otherwise.

Some may complain that it’s not much money.  Well, before you were getting zero, now you are getting something.

Source: Daring Fireball

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