Apple's Steve Jobs helped save a sinking music industry, with his iPod and iTunes digital music store. Struggling record labels swallowed hard and accepted his 99-cents-per-song pricing because they had little choice.
When it comes to video content, however -- hit television shows such as "Heroes" and "The Office," and movies -- Jobs's bargaining position isn't as strong. For the second time in a year, he is getting significant resistance from a content creator that would rather turn its back on the mighty iPod than capitulate to Jobs's pricing demands.
And now, some music companies are starting to reexamine their relationships with Apple.