From the Things I Couldn’t Say in This Article department: Dammit, Apple! You already have all of the money in the world. Why do you have to cut out the independent record labels? There’s room for everybody — play nice.
Not that I really care, personally. I buy my music the traditional way — from real record stores with real hipsters who really think my purchases suck.
Anyway, read all about it: http://diffuser.fm/apple-sours-on-indie-labels/