Apple Plotting Another iTunes Sized Revolution – Musicians and Recordists Rejoice It Includes Liner Notes

Do it! Do it! Do it! The Financial Times has released word that Apple is in cahoots with the major labels again planning a secret project entitled “Cocktail” that will launch with their new tablet netbook-large-sized-iPhone-computer-life-changer invention. The last time we saw these two plotting behind closed doors we got the original iTunes that we all know and love. The early guesses are Apple will be finding a way to help sell deluxe additions to albums as well as offer added incentive to buy releases like album liner notes, enhanced artwork, etc. This is great news for the labels who have been experimenting with many bundles to entice buyers into buying instead illegal downloading. This is even better news for those of us whose work recommendations come largely from the albums we make. Producers, engineers, songwriters and studio musicians can all rejoice that soon people will be able to read credits about their work along with every release. Bout time!  Let’s all do “The Hippy Hippy Shake” and be excited you can now read album credits to a Georgia Satellites record to see where Brendan O’Brien got his start before producing and mixing every song ever.  

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.