Sony BMG Artists Now Available on iTMS Australia

Chundles

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Looks like Sony BMG have got their act together - sort of. Rogue Traders have an exclusive pre-release of their "Watching You" EP and the iTMS has a featured collection of "latest and greatest" albums (mostly partial albums and "by song only" albums) by what are listed as "Sony Artists."

Haven't had an in-depth look but something might be worked out between the two companies.

EDIT: Yup, Ben Folds has Songs for Silverman and the Landed single on there "by song only," seems to be the entire Michael Jackson, the girl who won Aussie Idol, seems like a fair whack of the Sony catalogue. Most of the albums can't be purchased as albums though just yet.
 

NicP

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After the whole rootkit scandal and the way they handled it i'll never buy anything from them again anyway.
 

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Sony BMG Artists Now Available on iTMS Australia



The Australian iTunes Music Store now includes artists from Sony/BMG. Tracks are $1.69, the same price as tracks from other labels. Albums are typically $16.99, although some are higher than this. Along with the release comes a special page called The Latest and Greatest, which includes a selection of newly-added Sony/BMG albums.

iTunes Australia launched on 25 October 2005, however Sony's entry into the Australian store was long delayed due to disagreements over the pricing model.
 

barneygumble

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Chundles submitted this info last night on a thread, and delete the first post spammer.

I would purhase some of thses but i ran out of credit:eek:
 

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this probably has to do with the announcement of the overall success of the itms. sony wants to have some more of it.
 

barneygumble

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Which is why the story links to his thread.
It didn't before:p , i am suprised this hasn't been more publically announced, especially in the Australian media, Sony carries a lot of big name Australian Artists, they even have a Delta Goodrem playlist already!

Edit: I think it will be announced more publically, they haven't had a chance yet
 

ksgant

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Sorry, not buying anything from Sony for a while...if ever again. I was one of the people bit by the Rootkit fiasco on my PC.

My boycotting them will do nothing to them, they'll go along their merry way, but I just can't stomach them any longer.

I feel like this now, but who's to say how I will feel a year from now. If they keep doing their idiot ways, I still may.
 

nagromme

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So are any of the top labels still holding out at any of the (current) iTunes stores? Or was Sony in Australia the final holdout?

I too will be wary of Sony CDs in future, but a Blu-Ray equipped PS3 does sound tempting :) ...if I could get over having to use console-style controls.
 

mavrick422

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imovie song?

this doesnt have to do with sony, but does anyone know the song that jobs had playing over his imovie demo movie (the rome one) during the recent keynote? its like "americano, americano, americano....." thanks
 

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Yup. But remember that that's Australian dollars (at current exchange rates, that's $US1.27), and that it's inclusive of Australia's GST. ie: you want a track, you pay $1.69. No more, no less - unlike the US, where you have to add taxes and the like to the track price (I believe, anyway).

Which makes the comparison to the US pricing a little easier on the stomach. Not much, but a little. :rolleyes:
 

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mavrick422 said:
this doesnt have to do with sony, but does anyone know the song that jobs had playing over his imovie demo movie (the rome one) during the recent keynote? its like "americano, americano, americano....." thanks
"Tu Vuo Fa L'americano" by Renato Caruso. This is the song Jude Law and Matt Damon are singing in the bar in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
 

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Porchland said:
"Tu Vuo Fa L'americano" by Renato Caruso. This is the song Jude Law and Matt Damon are singing in the bar in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
that's it. thanks a lot man.
 

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actually in america the rule for tax's for online shopping are as follows. If there is a retail store, where you can buy the item in the state you reside, the they are obligated to add tax. If you can't, so i assume if you don't live in california, there is no tax. I live in Massachusetts, and iTMS never has tax.
 

Porchland

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Somewhat off topic, I suspect we're going to see some new video content soon in the American market. Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI," "Without a Trace," "Pirates of the Carribean") is the Celebrity Playlist this week.

Fred Armisen of "SNL" had a Celebrity Playlist in mid-December a couple of weeks before "SNL" landed on iTunes.

Is "CSI" just around the corner?
 

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Porchland said:
"Tu Vuo Fa L'americano" by Renato Caruso. This is the song Jude Law and Matt Damon are singing in the bar in "The Talented Mr. Ripley."
Not totally correct. The title is right, but not the singer, who is Renato CAROSONE (1920-2001) and not Caruso. ENRICO Caruso was a foremost italian OPERA singer (1873-1921).
If you are interested in Carosone songs, you can give a look to the official website:

http://www.renatocarosone.it/
 

macidiot

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sjl said:
Yup. But remember that that's Australian dollars (at current exchange rates, that's $US1.27), and that it's inclusive of Australia's GST. ie: you want a track, you pay $1.69. No more, no less - unlike the US, where you have to add taxes and the like to the track price (I believe, anyway).

Which makes the comparison to the US pricing a little easier on the stomach. Not much, but a little. :rolleyes:

There is no sales tax on itunes music store purchases.

The law in the US regarding internet sales is a little murky, but generally, if an internet site has a physical store in a state, selling the same items, it is required to charge sales tax for that state.

Apple does have stores all over the country. However, they do not sell any digital music in these stores. So no tax.

But if you buy a product from the regular Apple online store, like a computer, they do charge tax.
 

Chundles

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Cheaper than a single ($5) , albums are cheaper than CD's ($20 - $30) .

It's better than the $1.80 that was originally rumoured (by Russell "Kiwi" Crowe).

Doesn't really bother me, it's pretty good value.
 

sjl

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macidiot said:
There is no sales tax on itunes music store purchases.
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Apple does have stores all over the country. However, they do not sell any digital music in these stores. So no tax.
I stand corrected. When you're not a native of a given country, the little details do tend to trip you up. :D Now, if you'll excuse me, a kangaroo has just jumped past the office window and is doing its best to disrupt our electricity supply; I need to do something about that. :p