iTunes Adds Indie Spotlight


SEATTLE (Hypebot) – iTunes has added an Indie Spotlight page that provides a home for bands and fans who prefer music created outside of the major label machine. The unofficial soft launch includes an indie podcast, playlists and label samplers alongside featured artists, though more features may be in the pipeline.

Indie trade group A2IM applauded the move. "With independent music making major strides in the digital market place, on the charts, and winning over 50% of this year's Grammy Awards it's great to see iTunes recognizing the opportunities that independent music offers," says A2IM VP Jim Mahoney.