Apple on Wednesday introduced the
iTunes Affiliate Program. The program pays 5 percent commissions to affiliate Web sites by offering direct links to a any song, album or artist on iTunes. Sites who are accepted as affiliates can download Apple-made marketing materials and are eligible to apply to the Apple Store Affiliate program as well. And applicants who sign up through September 15, 2004 are also eligible to win one of five iPod minis.
The iTunes Affiliate Program is the latest third-party program Apple has launched for iTunes. The company is also offering the
iTunes Volume Discount Program, which provides companies, colleges and universities with the ability to buy large quantities of itunes Music Store songs at a discount; and
iTunes on Campus, a program specially targeted at colleges and universities that offers them a free institutional site license for iTunes itself and a discount on the purchase of music.