Lily Allen accuses Apple of bullying musicians into exclusive iTunes Store deals

“British singer Lily Allen has accused Apple of bullying musicians into providing exclusive content for iTunes,” Karen Haslam reports for Macworld UK.

Haslam reports, “Her comments were made in a radio interview. She stated: ‘They won’t advertise your album unless you give them extra material,’ according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.”

Haslam reports, “Allen claimed Apple pushed her to quickly produce a new version of a song for sale on iTunes, so she planned to give them a ‘rubbish remix.'”

Full article here.
We love Allen’s total inability to even minutely filter herself in interviews alright, still we’ll make sure to steer clear of her “rubbish remix.”


  1. Aren’t for the most part all remixes rubbish anyway? Give Apple something extra and you’ll make some extra cash. I don’t see that as a bad thing. She’s cute, though, at least from her promo pictures ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. Never heard of her. A bonus track is too much to ask for I suppose.

    A “rubbish remix” only makes her look bad, and they

    could still pull the advertising. I don’t know anything

    about her recordings, but iis it possible that the album in question

    only had like 7 or 8 tracks on it to begin with?

  3. She was in Saturday Night Live recently. She has a really nice voice. The song “Smile” is catching on and the video is pretty funny. She is cute but a little chunky

    She needs to know that there ain’t such a thing as free advertising.

  4. Just checked her out on iTunes and there are 13 tracks on the album (one’s a remix ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” /> ) and is priced at $7.99. If she really wanted to complain to someone it should be her label for selling the album so cheap. Seems she’ll need as many of those “rubbish” remixes to make up for the low price.

    Hadn’t heard her until today but I’ve seen her poster at the bus stop for a month or so. “Smile” seems like a decent track as far as lightweight fluff goes.

  5. Lilly Allen is a ‘one hit wonder’ that has recently had a moderately successful single in the UK.

    She is the sort of singer who this time next year everyone will have forgotten her. One of the many who just vanish because of lack of talent and personality.

    She has no talent, and is just trying to make publicity/press on the back of Apple to probably create interest in her next single or book.

    So much for music marketing!

  6. This is common practice in the current music industry. It’s not like 20 years ago where a remix means going back into the studio and spending a ton of cash. You can take the original tracks, lay down new instrumentation, completely change out a number of instruments. My friends and I have used existing audio tracks to generate midi, chosen a new instrument from a sound module, and recorded the new instrument with all of the original musicianship and velocity inputs intact.

    It’s not hard, easy to redo, and since she’s getting released by Apple to the world it’s a small price to pay. Seems to me like she’s biting the hand that feeds.

    (checking spelling for barista… good! ok, ready to click on the send button. Just have to correctly copy the mdn secret word….. d-i-c-k-h-e-a-d)

  7. What a hypocrite! Her dad is the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood so she clearly thinks that it’s okay for her father to extort money and extra taxes from other people using a variety of nefarious means, but she soon starts squealing when Apple asks her for a little bit more.

  8. Lily Allen? Who de hell is Lily Allen?

    I’d definitely be taking my business advice from a simpering, drug-dealing, loudmouth, spoiled harpie British BITCH. Kind of reminds me of de Queen. Yeh-heh-hehessssss . . .

    Keep flapping those infected British gums in that brown chiclet-lined piehole of yours, Lily. I’m sure you have plenty of experience opening that enormous bacteria trough that passes for a mouth nice and wide, and when you do, it’ll make it easier . . .


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