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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by mnkeybsness, Apr 28, 2003.

  1. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

    mnkeybsness

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    #1
    ARE YOU FREAKIN KIDDING ME?

    i searched a few of my favorite punk bands...

    NOFX - returned no results
    AFI - returned no results
    Pennywise - returned no results
    Anti-Flag - returned no results
    New Found Glory - returned ONLY self-titled album
    Flogging Molly - returne no results
    Blink-182 (multiple spellings) - returne NO results
    Lag Wagon - no results

    the kick in the pants...

    RANCID - NO RESULTS

    this is CRAP! i can't find anything that i really want!
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i agree but i haer a feeling the selectio wil lgrow give it a few days to get all the way up.
     
  3. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Give it some time, sheesh! You can't expect them to have every song ever recorded.....besides, its to their benefit to have new stuff on a regular basis, even if the 'new' stuff is old stuff....

    Besides, if they're your favorites, I imagine you already have all the songs, so what're you really complaining about?

    D :D
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Thats more content in the new format than was offered when CDs first started. Lets hope that this catches on as well
     
  5. mnkeybsness thread starter macrumors 68030

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    steve was boasting about how many songs they have on their service. my problem is just that...they didn't even include the genre "punk". i have somewhere around 4000 "punk" songs on my computer all obtained illegally because i can't find them in most stores. i was actually planning on buying a couple albums today that i can't find anywhere. when steve says that they have more selection than stores, i expect to at least see every genre represented by something!

    EDIT:
    i did a search for "linkin park"...one of the most popular and most selling recent bands - they for sure went at least double platinum on their first album...the only album that came up was the "family values tour" album that they have 1 song on.

    EDIT2:
    no returns for "britney spears" or "spears" ha ha
     
  6. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, only two songs from the queens of the stone age and they have exclusive tracks and a video (which is excellent) so id assume they would at least have their album on there. But i do agree that it will take time and although in my strange opinion i thought they would have more than 200,000 songs, its only the first (not even full day) few hours so, it can only get better really.
     
  7. jaguarx macrumors regular

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    I'm pissed because it's US only - that's 50% of us Mac users cut off!

    This better be resolved quickly or i'm going to be mighty pissed off with apple.
     
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    i dont' think its quite as high as 50% but i'm not sure either.
     
  9. chewbaccapits macrumors 6502a

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    Relax and go listen to some music...Some of you guys complain way to much....Give it time...If this problem or lack of more diverse selections was still on-going after a month or two, then you have a right to be ticked, other than that chill.
     
  10. jaguarx macrumors regular

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    Well they garanteed it'll be coming to windows but no garantee or even mention of international so i doubt it will anytime soon, like the additional services with iPhoto. iPhoto i couldn't care less about but there is no reason this should not be international and the fact it isn't is going to be very annoying to a lot of people, myself included.
     
  11. mnkeybsness thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i think they may be having problems with international copyrights and price conversions/tax
     
  12. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    First off, you shouldn't be pissed that it's US only right now. We here in the US are working out all of the bugs, so by the time it's implemented internationally, all the bugs will be worked out. We have to deal with bugs, and you guys won't!

    Secondly, it'll happen soon enough. Sheesh! No matter how good the news is, someone always has to complain....
     
  13. Pismo macrumors 6502

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    No Metallica

    I did a search for Metallica and iTunes didn't find anything. Either there aren't any Metallica songs available yet, or Metallica asked specifically not to be made available because of all the lawsuits with Napster.
     
  14. mac15 macrumors 68040

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    I wish I could play some previews, I can't seem to be able too :( Damn it sucks being an international user too
     
  15. jaguarx macrumors regular

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    Firstly it's not a bloody beta, it's a final prdocut and it appears to work pretty damn well. Secondly there is no hint of it going international any time soon and apple has a pisspoor history - Sherlock, which they keep touting as a key part of OSX is still basically US only, what suggests this service won't be either? I'm hearily sick of the US centricity of Apple considering around half their customer base is NOT in the US. Spymac has started a pentition to get better international support from Apple, I urge anyone who doesn't live in the US to sign.
     
  16. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    When Amazon.com started they didn't have nearly the inventory they have today. Give it time.

    As for the international crowd, I don't want to come off as a stuck up american, I'm really not (have a canadian girlfriend). If you say the US market is half of apple's sales and the international is the other half, that means that Apples core market is in the US, after all, it is a US company.

    Japanese companies introduce all the new toys in Japan first, I can't even get Molson's Canadian in Miami. But should I expect that? If this service was released world wide and it flopped it would be a bigger flop (and potentially an Apple Killer) than if it was just released in the US.
     
  17. technocoy macrumors 6502a

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    as for the punk bands

    some are on side-labels... but if you try alternate entries you may have some results... blink returned all of the blink 182 albums.. it's not aperfect science... and whether you like it or not apple is in bed with the record industry right now and i'm sure they are not going to invest a billion dollars in international e-commerce until they know this thing will fly... jesus christ.. give it some time it's the first day.. and don't start tripping until you have tried every option, like typing "blink". christ the f#*@ing cry babies in here... this is a massive e-commerce undertaking, and frankly i'm greatly pleased that it is working as well as it is already..
    tech :rolleyes:
     
  18. NavyIntel007 macrumors 65816

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    I'm amazed at how fast it is... The samples are much quicker than the Real samples on Amazon
     
  19. jragsdale macrumors newbie

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    I sincerely doubt Apple's US customers only represent half of the total customer base. I'm guessing anywhere between 60% and 70% is closer to the number. I tried a quick Google search and couldn't find anything. It would be interesting to see the numbers.
     
  20. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    Make sure you ALL send feedback to Apple telling them what songs/artists you want. There is a link right in the music store for that. They're addings songs daily so give it some time. I've purchased two albums already! It's okay to complain about the selection but ONLY if you are actually doing something about it...ie...letting them know. I've sent several artist requests already.
     
  21. scem0 macrumors 604

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    #21
    that's because punk sucks :). And many of those bands you listed
    are more pop than punk. Well, we are all entitled to our own
    opinions, but yes, you are correct - iTunes store needs a MUCH
    wider selection.
     

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