PRESS RELEASE February 14, 2005

Apple Honors GRAMMY Award Winning Artists

GRAMMY Award Winning Music Specially Priced on the iTunes Music Store

CUPERTINO, California —February 14, 2005—In recognition of the tremendous achievements of this year’s GRAMMY award winning artists, Apple® is offering special pricing on all albums that include a GRAMMY award winning track on the iTunes® Music Store in the US. The iTunes Music Store has been an integral part of this year’s GRAMMY awards with previews and downloads for voting members of the academy, a showcase for nominees and winners, and the exclusive online music distributor of the live version of “Across the Universe.”
“We want to extend our congratulations to all of the GRAMMY nominees and winners,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We’re thrilled to be able to honor the industry’s top artists by showcasing their award winning music on the iTunes Music Store.”
Starting today, all albums on the iTunes Music Store that include a GRAMMY award winning track can be downloaded for $2 off its original cost, which brings the price of most albums down to $7.99. The special version of "Across the Universe" performed live during the CBS GRAMMY telecast by leading artists including Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Velvet Revolver, Tim McGraw and Brian Wilson is also available as a 99 cent download exclusively on the iTunes Music Store in the US and Canada, with all proceeds going to the Southeast Asia tsunami relief efforts.
With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod® and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. The iTunes Music Store features more than one million songs from the major music companies and 600 independent record labels, over 9,000 audiobooks, gift certificates and exclusive music not found anywhere else online.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
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Tom Neumayr
Apple
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Natalie Kerris
Apple
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