Apple and Walt Disney Records Team up to Deliver Exclusive Soundtracks on iTunes
CUPERTINO, California and BURBANK, California—April 21, 2004—Teaming up to offer the leading collection of digital music for kids, teens and families, Apple® and Walt Disney Records today announced that the catalog of Walt Disney Records, including soundtracks from Disney’s classic animated films and Disney/Pixar’s computer-animated films, is now available exclusively on the iTunes® Music Store through September 30th.
A new “Disney” genre page within the iTunes Music Store will feature a wide range of family entertainment including the soundtracks from animated films such as Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Snow White and The Little Mermaid; Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug’s Life, Monsters, Inc. and Finding Nemo; plus, Disney audio storytellers, theatrical cast recordings and music from up-and-coming stars Raven and Jesse McCartney.
“Now iTunes users can add these timeless Disney songs to their music libraries and enjoy them wherever they go on their iPods,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “This exclusive access to the classic songs from films like The Lion King, Toy Story and Mary Poppins, to name just a few, is going to make many of our iTunes users very happy.”
“We are proud to offer a way for customers to easily own the classic and contemporary Disney music they know and love,” said David Agnew, executive vice president and general manager of the Buena Vista Music Group (BVMG), who oversees Walt Disney Records. “We chose to deliver our digital music catalog exclusively on iTunes because it is the leading global online music store.”
“This is the next logical step in BVMG's continuing efforts to reach the music consumer directly,” added Bob Cavallo, chairman of BVMG. “ We’re happy to be in business with Apple.”
The iTunes Music Store has sold more than 50 million songs, providing music fans with the best digital music experience on either a Mac® or Windows PC. Apple is the only company to offer a complete solution for buying, managing and listening to digital music anywhere with the unique combination of the iTunes digital music jukebox software, the pioneering iTunes Music Store and the market-leading iPod™ and iPod mini digital music players. All work seamlessly together to make the new digital music era accessible to everyone.
Walt Disney Records is the number one children’s and family music label in the world and is part of The Buena Vista Music Group, the recorded music and music publishing arm of The Walt Disney Company.
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