Garth Brooks, whose music isn't on iTunes, to make songs available digitally on his own site.
The country singer made the announcement Thursday, July 10, at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Brooks said in the past he had no animosity with Apple, but that he disagreed with Apples approach to selling music. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Garth Brooks, one of the last musicians to refuse to put his music on iTunes, will only make his songs available digitally on his own website.
The 52-year-old country singer made the announcement Thursday at a press conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
Brooks is one of music's top-selling artists. He said in the past that he had no real animosity toward Apple, but he has disagreed with its approach to selling music.
Others were like Brooks (and refused to join iTunes) until eventually reaching sales contract deals, including AC/DC, the Beatles, Radiohead and Led Zeppelin.these deals have never been made public, although it is assumed that these are extremely lucrative deals not on option for other musicians who want to sell their music through the iTunes store.