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Anybody wanna guess who else this is going to be great for?
Combined, independent labels have twice EMI's US market share. Yeah, I know: that's a lot of combining, but two big reasons _artists_ have scoffed at iTunes are low-quality and DRM.
With those matters settled, it'll be fascinating to watch how deals evolve. My suspicion is that _indie_ sales spikes on iTunes may be what convinces the other majors to get into the game.