New Life for Indie Video – Bypass Major Distributors with iTunes

Independent video producers who haven’t had access to major distribution channels in the past are in for some luck. iTunes has begun distributing video. And its not only the established label video that iTunes is pushing through its network, its also distributing independent video, such as action sports and documentary video.

As more online services like iTunes Video and YouTube.com become common, artists and video producers have more choices and opportunity than ever before to distribute their creativity to the public.

The action snowboarding video “That” sells on iTunes TV for $1.99. According to this article in Variety, Apple held-out until the video’s owner agreed to lower the price to $1.99 for the half-hour video. As with negotiations over major-label music on iTunes, Apple was able to use its market power to force the content producer to lower the price.

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