There’s an interesting post over in the hymn forums by a user calling himself laudmusic:

I work for major music publisher. We buy and convert files from ITMS as it’s cheaper than buying a whole CD from a one-stop when we need a master of a song we control.

Would love to have it AppleScriptable so I can incorporate Hymn into our creative system.

Searching for laudmusic turns up Michael Lau at Warner/Chappell.

From perennial favorites such as “Happy Birthday,” “Rhapsody In Blue,” “Winter Wonderland” and the ballads of Cole Porter to the hottest hits of recent years by such megastars as: R.E.M., Michael Jackson, Elton John, Sheryl Crow, Jewel and Madonna, Los Angeles-headquartered Warner/Chappell Music, Inc. now ranks as the premiere music publishing company in the world. Experiencing tenfold growth in revenue over the past decade, core businesses include exploitation of compositions, development of new writers and artists, licensing and printing of English and foreign language music, collection and payment of royalties on a worldwide basis, and the ongoing acquisition of music catalogs.

Did Warner/Chappell’s legal department review the iTMS TOS and come to the conclusion that it’s not worth the paper it’s, uhm, not written on? 😉