Apple Sends Press 'Decade of iTunes' Anniversary Keepsake with 100 Free Songs

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    Following the introduction of the new 'Decade of iTunes' milestone feature that debuted yesterday to celebrate iTunes' 10th anniversary, Apple has sent out a hard copy of the timeline to journalists, reports CNET.

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    The paper version of the timeline comes with a gift card that features 100 free handpicked iTunes songs, along with a personal thank you note from senior VP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue.
    Apple's digital 10th anniversary iTunes celebration features a timeline of events that covers the ten-year history of the iTunes Store, beginning in 2003, plus a list of the top-selling songs for each year of the decade.

    Article Link: Apple Sends Press 'Decade of iTunes' Anniversary Keepsake with 100 Free Songs
     
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    and then someone makes a Spotify playlist of those 100 songs and shares it.
     
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    Really only press get this, they should give everyone a (or ten) free song to celebrate this event.
     
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    Where?
     
  5. Jessica Lares, Apr 25, 2013
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    Some of us own all these songs anyway... But wow, what a freebie!

    EDIT: We always get cool singles of the weeks freebies. You guys should really check them out, they've been going on for YEARS. The current one by Frank Turner is his latest single, so I was really pleased to get that one completely free as it was on my to buy list. All his albums are great.
     
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    No doubt those journalists can keep the shiny iTunes card and sell it in 10 years for thousands of dollars.
     
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    Members of the press didn't support this venture, we, the customers, did.

    (They did but not like we did).
     
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    How nice! I want one of those!!!
     
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    Why?
     
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    didn't get mine

    oh wait... I'm just a regular person.
     
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    Are there really news organizations that allow their reporters to accept gifts from companies they cover? Wow, that is completely inappropriate.
     
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    So...a bribe to the media so they will write bright things about Apple again?
     
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    But damn effective and smart!
     
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    Hint, hint???

    Is this kind of a 'hint, hint' to daft producers of video media everywhere? I guess to be fair, the music producers kind of went in kicking and screaming as well.
     
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    Not that I expect anything free, but I do agree.
    I've been buying all my music legally from iTunes since day one.

    Like I said, I don't expect handouts but I am confused why journalists are getting this.
    Free press I guess.
     
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    I don't understand the hatred in here. It's a promotional item. Do you know how much promotional stuff gets passed around, especially to the press? A LOT. A majority of record labels throw albums to these people all the time, there's probably multiple copies of albums/singles just floating around in someone's drawers too.

    Please don't say that Apple isn't good to us. Like I said, they give us free singles every week. They also had the free song of the day in 2004 when the new version of iTunes launched. They partner with so many magazines and companies to give out free playlists and songs too. And the best thing about it is that it isn't even some horrible indie stuff like most places give out. They're actually from pretty mainstream acts.

    The whole point of giving these away to the press was to promote the success of digital music and iTunes. Sure, it was a pretty expensive freebie that was probably worth $200 a piece, but again, if you have been a iTunes user for as long as its existed, you've probably bought most of what was included. Heck, some of the stuff was given out for free in that 2004 promotion too.
     
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    I use iTunes to browse only, then use TPB to obtain - works well for me.
     
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    This is a great way to commemorate the success of iTunes over the last decade. As iTunes fades away and it's rivals take over.
     
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    Did someone say boycott iTunes?

    Fine, but only because Spotify is better anyways.

    (Don't forget to keep buying apps and supporting your local indies, guys!)
     
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    Journalist

    I am an tv broadcaster , can I get a copy?
     
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    If you're telling people to support indies, shouldn't you be telling people to buy from iTunes instead of boycotting them? After all, Spotify pay out almost nothing to indie artists.
     
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    Huh?

    "...a list of the top-selling songs for each decade."

    Shouldn't it ready "...a list of the top-selling songs for each year of the last decade."?
     
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    Absolutely. Plus needing a connection to play your music sucks.
     
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    That's tragic.
     

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