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Jeff Harrell

macrumors regular
Apr 19, 2003
Originally posted by carletonmusic
Will prices go up from 99c or go down?

Why should they do either? I mean, sure, on a long enough timeline prices tend to change. But we'd have to think in terms of decades to discuss that sort of thing. The pace of technological change is outrunning our modest rate of inflation. Stuff like this typically isn't around long enough for prices to shift upward. And because we're talking about an informational product instead of a manufactured product, the idea of supply and demand doesn't really apply, and there's no benefit to be gained from an economy of scale. So there should be no short-term pressure for prices to go down by any statistically significant margin, either.


macrumors 68040
Feb 17, 2003
with Hamburglar.
I meant long term - as in, 3 years down the road. This is a speculative question - so speculate! Prices might go up with inflation, or go down with less demand. What do you predict Apple Music prices per track will be in 3 years?


macrumors member
Aug 1, 2002
i think we need to see it run for a few months atleast and also wait until those (like me) outside the US can buy tracks.


macrumors G4
Sep 6, 2002
Originally posted by jayscheuerle
96kHz is more than twice CDs 44.1kHz.. but is it used that way in iTunes or Apple's music store?

Apple's songs are sampled at 44.1KHz, the same as a CD. This info is provided in iTunes by doing a Get Info on the song.


macrumors 6502
Sep 8, 2002
im just now reading over this thread...but as far as maverick goes...

One, no one seems to point out maverick also has Madonna on the label...why is that?? CAUSE ITS HER LABEL - SHE OWNS IT. given her attitude about P2P and then her site getting hacked...she might have pulled out at the last minute, require SJ to go back and convince them that the iTMS IS a good idea.

just a thought


macrumors newbie
May 4, 2003
The Doors have licensed now

This Newsweek article says that the Doors have agreed to join iTMS.

Why aren't more songs available? and why are some artists (Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc.) missing?
In some cases, artists have been reluctant to sell on the Net. But it will also take time to transfer the catalogs of the five major labels to digital. "We'll have more every week," Jobs promises. (This week's coup: the Doors.) He also wants to accommodate independent labels. As for the Beatles and the Stones, Jobs personally showed the store to Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney. "They both totally get it," he says, and predicts that the British invasion will eventually reach the Internet.


macrumors member
Aug 1, 2002
Re: The Doors have licensed now

Originally posted by NathanThurm personally showed the store to Mick Jagger

"Ohh Maaaannn.. so thats the internet? Id been wondern' man. Yeeayayayaahh!"



macrumors regular
Where have you been buying cds from?!

Originally posted by greenfruit
£12.99 for a CD!! thats quite cheap. Theyre usualy £15-£17.

Originally posted by MOFS
Anyway, being in the UK, its great to hear that the Music Store will be available. At the moment, the average CD cost £12.99 (approximately $20 i reckon), so even if the price of an album goes to £10 as oppoesed to $10 - a difference of about $6 - it'll still be cheaper by £3! Great.

:eek: Have you people never heard of buying from the net through or New chart releases are all £8.99 or even less. I haven't paid over 9 pounds for an album for years. Bringing it back on topic, I'd love to see the UK iTunes store available, but I really think we should be able to buy tracks for the UK equivalent price of 65p each or £6.50 for an album. then it would only be £2.50 difference to get the CD, and I think I would prefer the CD to be honest. I think I would only just buy single tracks through the service.

Jeff Harrell

macrumors regular
Apr 19, 2003
Originally posted by davy the bunny
I was wondering where maverick was. . . I've been wanting to download deftones. . .

Well, here you go.

This morning's New Music Tuesday email listed music from Maverick artists like Deftones, the Prodigy, Alanis Morissette, and Michelle Branch.

Ask and you shall receive, man. ;)

(I've gotta say, though. Just this minute, all the new previews sound terrible. I mean really awful. I wonder if the Music Store uses adaptive previewing. In other words, I wonder if it stores one preview for each song and some of those previews sound terrible, or if it stores different bit rates for each song and delivers the more highly compressed ones when there's a lot of traffic on the system. The actual songs sound fine, though; it's just the previews that sound awful. If I hadn't know full well that the song would sound fine, i would have been very reluctant to download anything based on that preview.)


macrumors 6502
Apr 16, 2003
Boston, MA
I haven't noticed poor quality of the previews... maybe it is a bandwith issue - I was up at 1 AM putting off studying for a final to search iTMS. Bought the new Jack Johnson CD this morning. I'm very impressed - Hat's off to Steve.



macrumors regular
May 6, 2003
As many people said, licensing restrictions from the music industry are probably the reason for Apple not to bring the Music Store to the rest of the world. Why not go straight to the source? Nag the big five music firms directly and tell them what you want!


EMI is British, so if you are in the UK call 020 7355 4848 or write to:
Corporate Communications Department,
EMI Group plc,
4 Tenterden Street,
Hanover Square,
London, W1A 2AY

email to
BMG is a division of the Bertelsmann Group; send requests to corporate headquarters:
Bertelsmann is a German group, if you are German call 05241-80-0 or write to:
Bertelsmann AG
Carl-Bertelsmann-Straße 270
33311 Gütersloh

email to
This is the division responsible for new media formats incl. online distribution within Universal Music.

I couldn't find any contact info for Warner Music. Email to or might work. If you have better info please post it here.

Post this info in other forums too!

But creating a sense of urgency with Apple may also make sense because they are in a more powerful bargaining position; then can put more pressure on the music industry. So keep sending feedback to Apple, either throuh the Requests & Feedback button in iTunes Music Store homepage or:
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