Apple boss Steve Jobs has launched a scathing attack on "greedy" music bosses who want to increase the prices charged for popular tracks on the iTunes Music Store (iTMS).
The Apple founder claimed any attempt to charge consumers more for music will only drive people back to illegally sharing music on peer-to-peer services, saying record bosses "are getting greedy… if the price goes up, they will go back to piracy and everybody loses."
Jobs – said to be worth $3bn dollars by Forbes – became an unexpected consumer champion when he spoke at a press conference ahead of the Paris Mac Expo. Many are suggesting his very public statement of disapproval is an attempt to force music bosses to back down before negotiations begin to renew iTMS contracts next year
We're with Steve on this one – but while he's standing up for us music lovers, perhaps he could tell the iTunes Music Store UK to cut its prices by13p per track in order to bring us into line with Europe. Or by 25p to put us on a par with the iTMS prices in America...