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  Apple Brings Good Karma to Online Music
Subject:   iTunes4, music store
Date:   2003-04-29 12:15:51
From:   anonymous2
Response to: iTunes4, music store

99 cents is cheaper than buying a whole cd for two songs. I purchased two albums (Jane's Addiction and Jimmy Buffet) for 9.99 each and another single track that wasn't available otherwise. I'd have paid 25- 30 easy for those two and I couldn't get the single by itself if I wanted to. I'll pay a buck to own just the songs I want.


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  • Jason Deraleau photo iTunes4, music store
    2003-04-29 13:20:59  Jason Deraleau | O'Reilly Author [View]

    99 cents is cheaper than buying a whole cd for two songs.

    Exactly. But a lot of people seem to be missing that. I'd rather buy the hit songs on an album and then preview the rest with the 30 second clips, grabbing what else catches my ear. On many CDs these days, that'll total about three or four worthwhile songs. $3.98 later and I have the music I want legally. Normally I'd go down to my local Circuit City (ever Tuesday) and spend $13 for the same album and hate half of it.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens once this service succeeds and people stop buying whole albums. I wonder if it will drastically change the music industry.
    • Derrick Story photo iTunes4, music store -- Solid Numbers
      2003-04-29 14:09:06  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

      I think one change that's going to happen is that artists and record companies are going to get solid feedback on what customers like, and don't like.

      This is one reason why I enjoy writing for the Web. I get solid numbers on my articles. If I were a musician, I'd want that too.

      I think it's great that we don't have to buy a whole album. Sometimes I want to, sometimes I don't. That's what choice is all about.
  • iTunes4, music store
    2003-04-29 15:51:54  stmpjmpr [View]

    True, but Jones' album is one of the few I'd care to own all the tracks of. Now you can own half of the songs if you like, or just one.
  • iTunes4, music store
    2004-01-22 03:30:00  jmeyers [View]

    Not Goog so cheap