The Garth Brooks iTunes Debate
Unlike her husband's, Trisha Yearwood's songs are available on iTunes. The reason is that her masters are owned by her record label, while Garth Brooks controls all of his. So he can decide where and how his music is sold.
Garth has said that he will not allow iTunes to sell his music as long as they allow the purchase of individual tracks from an album. Trisha agrees, saying that both the artists and fans miss out when complete albums are not purchased. If only albums could be downloaded, iTunes would lose a lot of money. Most fans can afford 99 cents a song, but may not be able to afford a whole album. Music consumption has changed a lot in the last 10 years, and albums no longer mean what they used to. Maybe they should just make an exception for Garth. Do kids really not know who Garth is? Hmmmmmm?