I'm here because I'm frustrated a bit with iTunes availability of songs. I don't have a favorite genre, I listen to just about everything. I'm on the U.S. iTunes store and when I first bought my iTunes, I did either song or artist searches and could not find a few artists on the U.S. iTunes. I figured their stuff wasn't available for any type of download and left it at that. However last week for grins and giggles I went to the French iTunes looking for some electronic/dance music and typed in the name of the artists I could not find on the U.S. iTunes. Their music showed up (duh! it was Daft Punk) and they had a top ten song that same week on the French iTunes. There were a couple of other electronic/dance artists on the French iTunes, that were no where to be found on the U.S. I have left two messages with iTunes asking why it doesn't make all music available for purchase.
To add insult to injury, I did a vast artist search (my words maybe not vast enough for some of you) from country to hip/hip R&B, New Orleans jazz and even reggaeton. I found songs on the French iTunes for each (they were lacking in Amerie tunes), there was even a reggaeton song I had asked iTunes to make available (a billboard #1song on the Latin charts for the last 6 weeks) that was on the French iTunes, but again, no where to be found on the U.S. site. Most of the songs I found on the French site were also available on the U.K. site.
What gives? Has Apple done its research and come to the conclusion there are too few Americans with a wide music palate, so why waste time making as much music available to them (us)?
Please let me hear a logical answer as to why I can't buy any Daft Punk, Cassisus or Daddy Yankee's new hit on the U.S. iTunes but I could if I were French or from the U.K.?