Apple this week introduced the iTunes Affiliate Programme. The programme pays 5% commissions to affiliate websites 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 programme as well. Applicants who sign up through September 15, 2004 are also eligible to win one of five iPod minis.
The iTunes Affiliate Programme is the latest third-party programme Apple has launched for iTunes. The company is also offering the iTunes Volume Discount Programme, 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 programme 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.