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MacBytes
Oct 7, 2008, 08:52 AM
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Yvan256
Oct 7, 2008, 09:43 AM
Universal announced that it will offer its DRM-free catalog on the website Dada.net. Tracks will be available as pool of 15 songs for 10 USD, so 0.66 USD per track, 30% cheaper than on the iTunes Store! Yes, but... you will need to pay 10 USD per month as a monthly fee to be able to get the 15 songs from the catalog, so, if you do not purchase more than 15 songs, the price per track will be 1.33 USD, so 40% more expensive than on the iTunes Store!
Yeah that's a really good plan. Try to get customers with monthly fees and a much higher monthly total for most people. :rolleyes:

QuarterSwede
Oct 7, 2008, 10:23 AM
This is exactly why I hate subscriptions.

Saladinos
Oct 7, 2008, 11:00 AM
iTunes was the first non-subscription digital music store, and that's partly why it became such a success. I've only started buying digital music recently, because it's quite a big mentality shift. You need to dabble with these things - buy a few songs. If you like the system, an album. Then two. Now how about a movie?

It's quite a large shift in the way people do things, and has to be taken gradually. iTunes lets you do that. This store doesn't.

pmpknetr21
Oct 7, 2008, 01:24 PM
iTunes was the first non-subscription digital music store, and that's partly why it became such a success. I've only started buying digital music recently, because it's quite a big mentality shift. You need to dabble with these things - buy a few songs. If you like the system, an album. Then two. Now how about a movie?

It's quite a large shift in the way people do things, and has to be taken gradually. iTunes lets you do that. This store doesn't.

Very well said. My sentiments exactly. I experienced the same thing, and am now a HUGE and LOYAL customer of iTunes.

MacTraveller
Oct 8, 2008, 05:35 AM
This is exactly why I hate subscriptions.

Wow, exactly the reason why I still use the iTunes Store (despite its flaws and modest selection of iTunes Plus 256kbps tracks). Apple got it right the first time: no moronic imposition of subscription fees, no idiotic "ad-driven sales" such that you have to consider clicking 20 ads before you can download the song you want, etc).

iTunes Store is not the cheapest. But it's clearly the leader in terms of convenience and hassle-free.