6387979 story Why Won't Apple Sell Your iTunes LPs? 306 Posted by timothy on Tuesday October 13, 2009 @09:52AM from the can-anyone-think-of-a-reason? dept. jfruhlinger writes "Over the weekend there's been a bit of controversy over the fact that Apple has effectively shut indie artists out of the iTunes LP market by charging $10,000 in design fees. But the real question is why Apple is in charge of designing the new iTunes LP at all, since the format is based on open Web design technologies. There's at least one iTunes LP already available outside the iTunes store. Why won't Apple sell it?"