Itunes vs. Amazon MP3 store

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by barkomatic, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. barkomatic macrumors 68040

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    So, I didn't realize this until very recently, but Amazon's MP3 store sells DRM free MP3's -- and sometimes for 10 cents cheaper per song than itunes which of course sells songs mostly with copy protection(unless you pay extra for some songs to be DRM free)

    Steve Jobs says he has wanted DRM free music in Itunes for some time but can't get it. How did Amazon manage to score this arrangement from the record companies? Or, have I totally been under a rock and now Itunes sells only DRM free music for 99 cents?
     
  2. Aranince macrumors 65816

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    The record companies don't want to do deals with Apple because they don't want Apple to basically have all the control.
     
  3. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    I would argue that the record companies haven't done DRM-free deals with Apple because they hate you, me and all of their other customers.

    But that's just me being my usual cynical self!
     
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    No they only hate you if you are using itunes, otherwise they just dislike you a little
     

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