Sony Joins the iTunes Party

Looks like Sony finally gave in!

Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc plans to provide songs to the iTunes Music Store in Japan managed by Apple Computer Inc, a rival of its parent company over portable digital music players, Sony Music officials said.

Sony Music and Apple are working out the details of a possible deal, including commission charges. They have yet to decide on when the iTunes Music Store will start offering its download services for Sony Music’s songs, said the officials. (Kyodo)

I wonder if it was because of pressure from their artists.