Wednesday, January 7, 2009

iTunes Changes Song Prices!

This changes the game...R.I.P. to the CD...
(via theLIFEFiles)
Yesterday at the Macworld conference Apple Vice President Philip Schiller announced that songs from it’s iTunes music store that helped shut down your favorite retailer will now be available for 69 cents, 99 cents and $1.29. This time around record companies will choose the prices - Apple gave the record labels that flexibility on pricing as it got them to agree to sell all songs free of “digital rights management,” technology that limits people’s ability to copy songs or move them to multiple computers. Apple had been offering a limited selection of songs without DRM, but by the end of this quarter, the company said, all 10 million songs in its library will be available that way.

iTunes Changes Song Prices!

4 comments:

  1. wow, i heard this earlier.... i bet lori wishes she waited to use that $100 gift card. i know i'm glad i waited :-)

    though i'm sure artists aren't happy about this?!

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  2. it's funny though, even with the DRM all you had to do was right click on the song and "convert to MP3" and it made an MP3 copy of the song that was usable on different computers... at least I think I was able to? before i did that i would burn the songs to a CD and then i would rip from the cd in a different program... i'm still not as technologically advanced as I need to be...

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  3. @nikki...the drm thing always had loopholes. as for the price thing...i'm not sure what this means to artists, i think our share remains the same...as long as my check comes on time i really don't care, lol.

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  4. and this why I'll be keeping Limewire on my computer and get the new stuff on Target's Tusdee special! I'll always love my CDs!

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