iTMS isnt quite perfect....

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by DeusOmnis, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. DeusOmnis macrumors 6502

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    I was on the iTMS a few times and I noticed 2 things when looking for music.

    1 - not all albums are $9.99, look at the coldplay cd's. They charge you an equivalent of 99 cents per song (over about 12 songs).

    2 - you cant buy all songs individually.... this is acutally a bigger point. Check out Cold's new album "Year of the Spider". Price is listed as "Album Only". As an interesting note, that Album is listed as $9.99 w/ 12 songs on it.

    Apple is MORE consistent than many other places, but it's still not cool to have changing schemes like that.
     
  2. ebow macrumors 6502a

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    Don't forget the "partial albums" that are one song shy of being complete. I get the feeling that they do this on purpose--that by not listing a complete album the listening is forced to buy each individually for a higher price in the end. It's quite annoying...
     
  3. DeusOmnis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That too, i was going to buy the 8stops7 album... but nown i'm not going to because it's a partial album (i forgot about that). screw them if they want to be stupid about it.
     
  4. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    i've run into those annoying exceptions as well, but i'm 99% sure that's the doing of the record companies and not apple.

    so if you opt to complain to someone, make it the record execs. and the RIAA for good measure. :)
     
  5. DeusOmnis thread starter macrumors 6502

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    it would be hard to complain directly to them, though....
     
  6. Freg3000 macrumors 68000

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    The partial albums are quite often deliberate. Many times, the most popular song is left off. Not that I listen to this type of music, but I have noticed on Jessica Simpson's newest album, her quite popular single is the only song off the album, making it only partial.
     
  7. solvs macrumors 603

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    Re: iTMS isnt quite perfect....

    Not only that, but...

     
  8. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    Re: Re: iTMS isnt quite perfect....

    OH GOD! that's just hilarious...

    thank you for the laugh!
     
  9. beefstu01 macrumors member

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    I need to find the link, but Apple slapped an "Explicit" label on Handel's "Messiah"

    Quite hilarious.
     
  10. solvs macrumors 603

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    Re: Re: Re: iTMS isnt quite perfect....

    Don't thank me, thank As The Apple Turns. ;)
     

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