Adjusted Price Songs Appearing in iTunes

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  1. trickytrav macrumors newbie

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    The first adjusted price songs are appearing in iTunes, the first I can see is the Black Eyed Peas single "Boom Boom Pow" for $1.29. Apple has been expected to update the store today (April 7) with $1.29, $.99 and $.69 songs
     
  2. ryan.stewie macrumors regular

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    No! Its actually happening, songs are appearing in the iTunes Store Australia with a $2.19 price tag!!!! We use to pay $1.69, and that was enough as it was. I hate the music labels.....:mad: the strange thing is, though, NONE of the songs in the top 100 are higher priced....yet...
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  3. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    I noticed too. If a song price has changed but it hasn't been updated you get a little message alerting you of the change. This is true for iPhones and iPod Touches too.

    What really pisses me off is that it seems like they just picked random songs and albums to increase. I bet all the record company execs were meeting to discuss the best selling and most popular songs and albums from the last 2 years and then sent the list to Apple. I really wouldn't mind having DRM. The only reason iTunes Plus makes any sense to me is that it has better audio quality. :mad:

    I have yet to see a $.69 song.
     
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    Boom Boom Pow is still the usual $1.79 here in NZ, but Where Is the Love is now $2.39 :eek:
     
  5. Mr. Giver '94 macrumors 68000

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    That's what I'm talking about. It's like they just chose random songs....It makes no sense.... :confused::mad:
     
  6. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    I'm not sure if this has been done on the U.S. store, but the UK now has an 'iTunes Pass' for the Fray. It basically entitles the user to a collection of live material (audio and visual), which will be updated, until June 30th. There's no price as of yet. Intriguing stuff.
     
  7. ryan.stewie macrumors regular

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    Yes, its here in Australia too. Im trying to buy it, but there no buy button or price.... Weird...
     
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    Same here. There's a page for the Pass but no price or ability to purchase.
     
  9. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    Prices seem the same on the UK store, but the news on the radio just said that Amazon UK were selling songs for £0.29, sure enough, they are! Lady Gaga - Poker face the current No.1 is one of them. It looks like a special offer rather than a uniform change to all songs but it may hurt iTunes all the same.
     
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    Good news, or atleast for Apple. Most of the songs that I would actually listen to are $1.29, which does not make me very happy. And I don't think there is one song in the top 100 that is $.69. I bet this will be on the front of MR any minute now.
     
  12. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I'm glad there isn't a thing I would listen to that is $1.29. I have no idea who 90% of those bands even are in the top 100.
     
  13. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Even songs from the early 80's are $1.29, WTF Apple!
     
  14. Edmar macrumors newbie

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    where are the.69 songs? I haven't seen any.
     
  15. nickane macrumors 6502

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    And yet I can still by album from Fopp/Amazon/eBay for £5 or less? which still has a innate resale value?

    and I can still rip it at lossless and get audio quality better than that of iTunes Plus for a fraction of the price?

    I'd have thought the only direction iTunes' prices would go was down.
     
  16. voodoofish macrumors regular

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    if it were supply and demand economics, wouldn't the most popular songs be the cheapest? digital distribution doesn't cost very much, and the more people who buy a song, the greater the number of people the costs of creating the song can be spread amongst, meaning each person should pay less?


    also, weren't those extra country stores added at the launch of the iphone in those respective countries to enable the iphone app store in those countries - but they don't actually sell anything but apps via itunes in those countries?
     
  17. DubOverdose macrumors member

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    This is really....really lame. A 30% price hike overnight is ridiculous. I'll now be checking out the Amazon store if their prices are still 99 cents.
     
  18. jarodsix macrumors newbie

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    "True to supply-and-demand economics..."
    well, if a song was a scarce fully un-replicable resource, then yes, there would be a demand supply theory, however, since the song has already been produced, the supply is perfectly elastic. It's just money, no theories.
     
  19. Skika macrumors 68030

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    finally!!

    Itunes comes to Slovenia!


    Yeaaaahhhhh:D:D
     
  20. Evangelion macrumors 68040

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    Complaints should be directed towards the music-labels.
     
  21. mogzieee macrumors 6502a

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    this may be so, but in my 10 mins of browsing the UK store, I am yet to see a 59p song (the cheapest of three).

    all i have noticed is that whole bunch of the songs I was going to download this week have now gone up to 99p. Hmmm....

    Oh well, I'm using Spotify at the moment which is FANTASTIC, and FREE!
     
  22. macguy256 macrumors newbie

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    Just go to Amazon.com!

    Everything is still just $0.99 or $0.89...

    Songs from the 70s and 80s are now selling for $1.29 on iTunes. It's ridiculous considering Amazon has the same songs, DRM free, for cheaper. Everyone should just switch to Amazon and send the record companies a message.
     
  23. peeeter macrumors newbie

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    new counties were added already on Friday

    but we got only iPhone apps
     
  24. voodoofish macrumors regular

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    for me it shows up as £9.99, but only after i'd accepted the new terms and conditions for itunes, which is prompted me to do when i upgraded more of my music to itunes plus. it said at the top of the box with the terms in that they've been updated to include the itunes pass feature
     

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