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ITunes LP

iTunes LP
Developer(s) Apple Inc.
Initial release September 9, 2009 (2009-09-09)
Website //lps/enhance/working-itunes/

iTunes LP (referred to in pre-launch press by the code name Cocktail) is a format for interactive album artwork introduced by Apple Inc. on September 9, 2009.[1][2] It is similar to the CMX format being developed by the four major record labels, and operates within the iTunes 9, iTunes 10, iTunes 11 and iTunes 12 software, allowing the user to view multimedia elements alongside the music. This format is also used to bundle extra content (known as iTunes Extras) with selected movies at the iTunes Store.[3][4]

iTunes LP downloads use a proprietary file format with the extension .itlp, which is essentially a WebArchive adhering to special conventions using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, CSS Animations, and plists.[5] This technology is referred to in iTunes LP files as TuneKit.[4][6]

As of November 2009, a limited number of releases are available in this format, with more titles being added gradually over the first couple of months of the format's existence. On November 28, 2009, the iTunes LP SDK was released to the public.[7]

In 2011, MTV introduced the O Music Awards, intended artists, fans, and innovators at this online awards show. One of the OMAs' inaugural categories was Best iTunes LP.[8] The winner of this category was Pink's Greatest Hits...So Far!!! (Deluxe Edition).[9]

iTunes LP List







  • (*) indicates that an album has not yet been released.


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  5. ^ Robinson, Jay. Some Notes On iTunes LP
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External links

  • Developer resources
  • – Tutorials for creating your own iTunes LPs
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