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KKKL

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betbest1 said:
Thanks, works like a charm. French Free iTunes list will begin soon. I'll also do Canada unless someone else volunteers. BTW, what eight songs do they choose from for that promotion?
Big City Rock - Do You Know What You Want
Big City Rock - Human
The Exies - Ugly
Louis XIV - Finding Out True Love Is Blind
Louis XIV - God Killed the Queen
The Exies - What You Deserve (Radio Edit)
Cold - Happens All the Time
Cold - Stupid Girl
 

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Here's how much music Apple has given away from the iTunes Music Store prior to this year...

Free songs for 2004:

79 songs, 6.1 hours, 374.8 MB

Free songs for 2005:

173 songs, 14.3 hours, 841.8 MB

Total free songs for 2004 and 2005:

252 songs, 20.4 hours, 1216.6 MB = 1.19GB​
 

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watcher2001 said:
Even tho the songs are free to us I am sure that old spice or whoever had to pay for them. They only purchased a limited amount therefore once they are gone the promo is over.
That might explain why they haven’t emailed me a code…
Can I borrow someone’s who hasn’t used it in the U.S. store?
 

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Whenever I click on a link to get the free song I get redirected to the iTunes download page. I assume because it thinks I don't have iTunes already installed, which of course I do. To add insult to injury it is the Windows download page even though I am on a Mac. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks.
 

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croshtique said:
OK, that link needs to be fixed; but when I try and get it via iTMS as usual it claims this week's "free single of the week" is going to cost me £0.79...
The link is probably correct and it's the iTunes Music Store that is the problem. Apple is rather flaky about just when the free song of the week is actually free. Sometimes the iTMS page describes the song as free hours or days before it actually becomes free. Now and then it never becomes free at all. Try again daily and the price may change before the next one comes out. You can even keep it in your shopping cart and watch for the price to magically change there.

Technically, this is the "Possibly Free iTunes 2006" thread.
 

cbeyond

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Japan Free iTunes Music 2006

57. Fri 29th Dec: Lionel Loueke - [playlistId=210257223&s=143462&i=205050129]Abominwé[/playlistId] - Jazz [SOTW]

56. Wed 20th Dec: Drive Far - [playlistId=209281451&s=143462&i=208291085]Realityproof Scaphander[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
55. Wed 13th Dec: AWICH - [playlistId=208347266&s=143462&i=206336091]Dedicate to You[/playlistId] - Hip-Hop/Rap [SOTW]
54. Wed 6th Dec: Solea - [playlistId=207426267&s=143462&i=206271301]Carry On[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
53. Wed 29th Nov: Plane - [playlistId=205967719&s=143462&i=204952441]Arrow[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
52. Wed 22nd Nov: apple fish Monday - [playlistId=205973225&s=143462&i=202956566]Toilet Guitar[/playlistId] - Pop [SOTW]
51. Wed 15th Nov: The Shanghai Restoration Project & Di Johnston - [playlistId=205014851&s=143462&i=74456348]Jade Buddha Temple[/playlistId] - Electronic [SOTW]
50. Wed 8th Nov: Client - [playlistId=204179183&s=143462&i=203265475]Zerox Machine[/playlistId] - Electronic [SOTW]
49. Wed 1st Nov: Aphasia - [playlistId=203341561&s=143462&i=202317662]Flatline[/playlistId] - Alternative [SOTW]
48. Wed 25th Oct: metalmouse - [playlistId=202666651&s=143462&i=199078942]Trace of Sun (Mix 2) [Exclusive Track][/playlistId] - Electronic [SOTW]
47. Wed 18th Oct: つるうちはな - [playlistId=201841658&s=143462&i=199054219]サタニティ マーチ[/playlistId] - J-Pop [SOTW]
46. Wed 11th Oct: Achordion - [playlistId=200692085&s=143462&i=199251260]Round Round[/playlistId] - Jazz [SOTW]
45. Wed 4th Oct: The Feather Side - [playlistId=198836443&s=143462&i=191971012]Heroine[/playlistId] - Alternative [SOTW]
44. Wed 27th Sep: かまボイラー - [playlistId=192441876&s=143462&i=192441883]バイバイスルー[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
43. Wed 20th Sep: Windy City - [playlistId=192877764&s=143462&i=191744915]Love Is Understanding (Love Hurt Version) [Featuring Keyco][/playlistId] - Reggae [SOTW]
42. Wed 13th Sep: * ** *うり - [playlistId=189665392&s=143462&i=184441423]* *とラクダの* *を* *た[/playlistId] - Jazz [SOTW]
41. Wed 6th Sep: NICO Touches the Walls - [playlistId=184015211&s=143462&i=184015216]Avocado[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
40. Wed 30th Aug: Jine - [playlistId=182907778&s=143462&i=182907793]Bedroom[/playlistId] - R&B/Soul [SOTW]
39. Wed 23rd Aug: RAVE - [playlistId=182436703&s=143462&i=180076963]Cowboy Wa Aurora No Shita De[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
38. Wed 16th Aug: Asobi Seksu - [playlistId=179499649&s=143462&i=153707834"]Thursday[/playlistId] - Alternative [SOTW]
37. Wed 9th Aug: タニザワ トモフミ - [playlistId=176503348&s=143462&i=170185328"]I Think I Like You[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
36. Wed 2nd Aug: the samos - [playlistId=172403523&s=143462&i=168779022"]Usual[/playlistId] - Electronic [SOTW]
35. Wed 2nd Aug: Beck - [playlistId=174610257&s=143462"]Nausea[/playlistId] - Music Video [FREE]
34. Wed 2nd Aug: 7th Gate. & Ken Ishii - [playlistId=173241998&s=143462&i=173242177"]Sunriser[/playlistId] - Electronic [FREE]
33. Wed 2nd Aug: Hifana - [playlistId=173194179&s=143462&i=173194189"]Analog H[/playlistId] - Electronic [FREE]
32. Wed 2nd Aug: GANGA ZUMBA - [playlistId=171804961&s=143462&i=171804986"]Theme of GANGA ZUMBA[/playlistId] - J-Pop [FREE]
31. Wed 2nd Aug: Nick Wood & Simon Le Bon - [playlistId=170732275&s=143462&i=170732352"]Nobody Knows[/playlistId] - Pop [FREE]
30. Wed 26th Jul: * ** ** ** ** * - [playlistId=168926324&s=143462&i=168926419"]Lovers Rock[/playlistId] - J-Pop [SOTW]
29. Wed 19th Jul: メカネロ - [playlistId=166379577&s=143462&i=166379578"]エンターテイナー[/playlistId] - J-Pop [SOTW]
28. Wed 12th Jul: RUNNERS-Hi - [playlistId=162124171&s=143462&i=162124189"]Room[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
27. Wed 5th Jul: Tarachine - [playlistId=160623346&s=143462&i=160623351"]Mellow Gold[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
26. Wed 28th Jun: * ** ** ** * - [playlistId=159314801&s=143462&i=159314819"]Lemon Flavor[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
25. Wed 21st Jun: Caroline - [playlistId=128667577&s=143462&i=128667872"]Where's My Love[/playlistId] - Pop [SOTW]
24. Wed 14th Jun: DJ Baku - [playlistId=159677369&s=143462&i=159677407"]Spin Street[/playlistId] - Electronic [SOTW]
23. Wed 7th Jun: Yacht. - [playlistId=157778953&s=143462&i=157778960"]Surfin' Fish[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
22. Wed 31st May: Tammy - [playlistId=155946318&s=143462&i=155946393"]Gypsy[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
21. Wed 24th May: Nature Living - [playlistId=153847349&s=143462&i=153847352"]Between Delight and Sorrow[/playlistId] - Alternative [SOTW]
20. Wed 17th May: Jagabee's - [playlistId=144795711&s=143462&i=144796448"]Happee Song (Bossa Tune)[/playlistId] - Pop [SOTW]
19. Wed 10th May: Wolfmother - [playlistId=129200937&s=143462&i=129200939"]Dimension[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
18. Wed 3rd May: The Corona - [playlistId=152475374&s=143462&i=152475375"]* ** *ルンバ[/playlistId] - World [SOTW]
17. Wed 26th Apr: Kao - [playlistId=149117518&s=143462&i=149117542"]トリップ[/playlistId] - J-Pop [SOTW]
16. Wed 19th Apr: control freak!! - [playlistId=139361283&s=143462&i=139361328"]Hanson[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
15. Wed 12th Apr: Dr Love vs Tense - [playlistId=119216972&s=143462&i=119216915"]Me Me Me (Radio Version)[/playlistId] - Alternative [SOTW]
14. Wed 5th Apr: AYUSE KOZUE - [playlistId=134748419&s=143462&i=134748427"]Boyfriend[/playlistId] - J-Pop [SOTW]
13. Wed 29th Mar: さかいゆう - [playlistId=130050933&s=143462&i=130050937"]Midnight U…[/playlistId] - R&B/Soul [SOTW]
12. Wed 22nd Mar: Juanes - [playlistId=74045478&s=143462&i=74045480"]La Camisa Negra[/playlistId] - Latin [SOTW]
11. Wed 15th Mar: Start from Scratch - [playlistId=125746230&s=143462&i=125746238"]New Beginning[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
10. Wed 8th Mar: The Frauds - [playlistId=108764276&s=143462&i=108762810"]The Church of the Seduction[/playlistId] - Alternative [SOTW]
9. Wed 1st Mar: * ** *, それは* *しい - [playlistId=128175771&s=143462&i=128175792"]* *めぐみのテーマ[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
8. Wed 22st Feb: The Big Hip - [playlistId=125055813&s=143462&i=125054981"]Blueberry Jam Ice Cream Naked[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
7. Wed 15th Feb: Maki Mannami - [playlistId=122043731&s=143462&i=122043736"]Power and Force[/playlistId] - Vocal [SOTW]
6. Wed 8th Feb: PaperBagLunchbox - [playlistId=121097669&s=143462&i=121097511"]5* *[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
5. Wed 1st Feb: Sister Kaya - [playlistId=120121994&s=143462&i=120121941"]My Love~UMAREKAWATTEMO MATAAIMASHOU~[/playlistId] - Reggae [SOTW]
4. Wed 25th Jan: Milcrayon - [playlistId=112148482&s=143462&i=112146883"]* *[/playlistId] - Pop [SOTW]
3. Wed 18th Jan: CLAZZIQUAI PROJECT - [playlistId=117792729&s=143462&i=117792483"]Fill This Night (English Version)[/playlistId] - Electronic [SOTW]
2. Wed 11th Jan: Apes - [playlistId=105261922&s=143462&i=105258698"]Cherry[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]
1. Wed 4th Jan: The Sushi Cabaret Club - [playlistId=83400339&s=143462&i=83399870"]Concrete Quick Sand[/playlistId] - Rock [SOTW]

2005 free music:
20. (2005): Jade & Steve I. - [playlistId=101738171&s=143462&i=101738126]I Wish One Time[/playlistId] - Hip-Hop/Rap
19. (2005): Daisuke Fujiwara - [playlistId=81014978&s=143462&i=81014974]Obby (E. 2)[/playlistId] - Electronic
18. (2005): kyoko - [playlistId=98018959&s=143462&i=98018836]* ** *[/playlistId] - Rock
17. (2005): Molo - [playlistId=93106681&s=143462&i=93104121]Muskacha[/playlistId] - Pop
16. (2005): All Japan Goith - [playlistId=96926747&s=143462&i=96926458]Akikaze[/playlistId] - Alternative
15. (2005): Metric - [playlistId=82485260&s=143462&i=82485139]Monster Hospital[/playlistId] - Alternative
14. (2005): Bebechio - [playlistId=84906767&s=143462&i=84906248]kimidori Sensei[/playlistId] - Pop
13. (2005): The Word At Worst - [playlistId=85732537&s=143462&i=85730713]* ** *の* ** *[/playlistId] - Pop
12. (2005): modern conya - [playlistId=82007182&s=143462&i=83269841]Kaze No Michishirube[/playlistId] - Pop
11. (2005): ao - [playlistId=81577751&s=143462&i=81577616]* *はひとくせ[/playlistId] - J-Pop
10. (2005): fishing with john - [playlistId=81387399&s=143462&i=81386708]* ** *ブックモービル[/playlistId] - Pop
9. (2005): Aqua Timez - [playlistId=81012501&s=143462&i=81012485]* *かな* *の* ** *[/playlistId] - Rock
8. (2005): CO-FUSION - [playlistId=80020812&s=143462&i=80020742]HOT! HOT!! (Radio Edit)[/playlistId] - Electronic
7. (2005): Tobaccojuice - [playlistId=80018050&s=143462&i=80017997]* *せの* *[/playlistId] - Alternative
6. (2005): Mikio Hirama - [playlistId=79032690&s=143462&i=79032677]* *は* *く[/playlistId] - Rock
5. (2005): * ** ** ** ** * - [playlistId=79141592&s=143462&i=79141550]プロローグ[/playlistId] - Rock
4. (2005): Asako Toki - [playlistId=78955769&s=143462&i=78954899]Romantic[/playlistId] - J-Pop
3. (2005): Great Adventure - [playlistId=78723723&s=143462&i=78723632]Tortoise[/playlistId] - Alternative
2. (2005): ROCK'A'TRENCH - [playlistId=74452910&s=143462&i=74452777]South Wind[/playlistId] - J-Pop
1. (2005): HIFANA - [playlistId=78581762&s=143462&i=78581712]Wamono 〜* *モノ〜[/playlistId] - Electronic
 

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cbeyond said:
Also, I found out something new about iPod by adding the sixth music store account for free music (Australia, Canada, France, Japan, UK and US)...iPods can only carry content from 5 different music store accounts!!!
Could you give step by step instructions for getting extranational accounts? Nothing I’ve tried has worked so far.
 

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Today's 2 freebies still show up as $.99 even on their "free download" prommo pages :eek: Odd how that keeps happening. (Usually gets fixed within a day though.)

Here's the way I would do it if I were Apple:

1. FIRST drop the price to free.

2. THEN announce the free songs :D
 

nagromme

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Looks like they haven't figured it out yet :D Seems like it used to be an occasional issue, and now it's every week.

That's OK, I put the .99 song in my cart, and it magically turns to free later in the day. (And it does always seem to stop you if you try to buy it before then.)
 

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The free song of the week ("Cash Machine") isn't producing the "limited time only" warning when you put it in your shopping cart. That could be a sign that it will stay free indefinitely, but I think it's more likely just another mistake in Apple's settings.
 

Le Big Mac

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nagromme said:
Today's 2 freebies still show up as $.99 even on their "free download" prommo pages :eek: Odd how that keeps happening. (Usually gets fixed within a day though.)

Here's the way I would do it if I were Apple:

1. FIRST drop the price to free.

2. THEN announce the free songs :D
Yes, highly annoying. Maybe they should just call it new music wednesday on the assumption it will take them 12-24 hours to get it right.
 

Glenn Wolsey

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solvs said:
Nice. Thanks again for the updates Dr. Q. Nice to see Apple putting out some new free stuff after the holidays last week. D/l'ing on my laptop right now.

Edit: Argh... says it's unavailable right now. Must be updating or something. Or my computer just sucks.

Edit 2: Ok, it works now. Hayley Westenra sounds really good. Highly recommended.
Hayley Westenra is a New Zealander :D
 
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