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wordmunger
Oct 31, 2005, 08:49 AM
I don't do a lot of shopping in the ITMS, but recently I noticed that it doesn't display the album artwork when you select an album. Instead you get the message "artwork available when purchased."

Is this new, or am I just dense and hadn't noticed it until now? I thought the point of the artwork was to sell the album, not the other way around.



feakbeak
Oct 31, 2005, 08:54 AM
I believe it has always been like that. They don't show the artwork because by downloading the artwork it would allow people to get artwork for songs/albums they haven't purchased. It would be nice to be able to get album art from iTMS for all the CDs I rip, but I usually find everything I need from Amazon.com. There are some apps out there that try to automatically get all your album art too.

wordmunger
Oct 31, 2005, 09:03 AM
Well, I had just noticed this album (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=81855105) and wondered if it was a new way of marketing classical music. Kinda like: if you buy this album, she'll take it all off!

jsw
Oct 31, 2005, 09:18 AM
Well, I had just noticed this album (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=81855105) and wondered if it was a new way of marketing classical music. Kinda like: if you buy this album, she'll take it all off!
Damn, man, you almost cost me $10. ;) I just about bought it just for the digital album.

Then I decided to spend the money on a year's subscription to Playboy. ;)

wordmunger
Oct 31, 2005, 09:21 AM
Damn, man, you almost cost me $10. ;) I just about bought it just for the digital album.

Then I decided to spend the money on a year's subscription to Playboy. ;)

Yeah, notice where they place her name... and I thought classical music was supposed to be subtle!

jsw
Oct 31, 2005, 09:23 AM
Her other album (http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?id=5156460&s=143441) is much more subtle. ;)

jsw
Oct 31, 2005, 09:29 AM
Just for you, wm:

her photo gallery (http://www.janinejansen.com/photogallery/index.html) (yes, sadly, it's work-friendly).
http://formymac.com/MR/JanineJansen.jpg

balamw
Oct 31, 2005, 06:22 PM
They don't show the artwork because by downloading the artwork it would allow people to get artwork for songs/albums they haven't purchased.
But, you can get the artwork from iTMS, including for this album, just not using the iTunes client.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=153509

B