Los Angeles
– Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iTunes LP format, which adds lyrics, cover art, videos, animation and
other extras to a digital album, has disappointed labels that have experimented
with it over the past six months since its launch, GigaOM reports. Music
industry sources told GigaOM the format is not much generating consumer recognition,
and only 29 iTunes LPs are currently on sale — including a dozen available at
launch. Some are balking at the up to $60,000 extra it can cost to produce an
iTunes LP, which can eclipse overall sales for many albums.


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