The Challenge: Get every free iTune (Free iTunes 2004)

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Doctor Q

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Take the challenge! Try to get every free iTune in 2004! The charts in post #1 and post #2 are updated every Tuesday, to help you find the new free tunes in the U.S. Apple iTunes Music Store. For more details, see post #6 below.

For 2005, see the Free iTunes 2005 thread.

Total number of free tunes: 79
Total number of free audiobooks: 97

Note: The total free tunes is 80 if you count "Awakening into Awareness" by Derf Reklaw-Raheem, which was shown as a Discovery Download was was never actually made free.

Free Daily/Weekly iTunes
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 1. Wed  4/28: Foo Fighters - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6906522&selectedItemId=6906455]My Hero[/url] - Alternative
 2. Thr  4/29: Avril Lavigne - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7025725&selectedItemId=7025719]Take Me Away[/url] - Pop
 3. Fri  4/30: Courtney Love - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5365836&selectedItemId=5365816]Hold on To Me[/url] - Rock
 4. Sat  5/ 1: Annie Lennox - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=1698511&selectedItemId=1698505]Pavement Cracks (Gabriel & Dresden Mixshow Edit)[/url] - Pop
 5. Sun  5/ 2: Jane's Addiction - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=2398531&selectedItemId=2398511]Price I Pay[/url] - Alternative
 6. Mon  5/ 3: Counting Crows - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6907596&selectedItemId=6907594]Accidentally in Love[/url] - Rock
 7. Tue  5/ 4: Renée Fleming - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=4796616&selectedItemId=4796582]La Wally, Drama Lirica in Quattro Atti: Ebben? Ne Andrò Lontana[/url] - Classical
 8. Wed  5/ 5: Nelly Furtado - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=3872205&selectedItemId=3872187]Try[/url] - Pop
 9. Thu  5/ 6: Crea - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5602038]U Lied[/url] - R&B/Soul
10. Tue  5/11: Simon Stinger - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7254603&selectedItemId=7254583]French Connection[/url] - Alternative
11. Tue  5/18: Josh Rouse - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6557644&selectedItemId=6557628]James[/url] - Alternative
12. Tue  5/25: Breanna - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7065056&selectedItemId=7065043]You Don't Have to Be Strong[/url] - Pop
13. Tue  6/ 1: Snow Patrol - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5869862&selectedItemId=5869798]Run[/url] - Alternative
14. Tue  6/ 8: Planet Asia - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=14813515&selectedItemId=14813503]The Greatest[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
15. Tue  6/15: Rachael Yamagata - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=14063003&selectedItemId=14063001]Letter Read[/url] - Pop
16. Tue  6/22: Jem - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5682255&selectedItemId=5682218]They[/url] - Electronic
17. Tue  6/29: Thornley - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=14143573&selectedItemId=14143538]So Far so Good[/url] - Alternative
18. Tue  7/ 6: Metric - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=16439958&selectedItemId=16439940]Combat Baby[/url] - Alternative
19. Tue  7/13: Angel Demar - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=15127695&selectedItemId=15127682]Who Runs This[/url] (single) - R&B/Soul
20. Tue  7/20: Shawnna & Ludacris - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=13332627&selectedItemId=13332625]Shake that Sh** (Radio Edit)[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
21. Tue  7/27: Phoenix - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=19034932&selectedItemId=19034871]Everything Is Everything[/url] - Electronic
22. Tue  8/ 3: Future Leaders of the World - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=15775493&selectedItemId=15775473]Let Me Out[/url] - Rock
23. Tue  8/10: Simple Kid - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=20117792&selectedItemId=20117787]Staring At the Sun[/url] - Alternative
24. Tue  8/17: The Rasmus - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6929336&selectedItemId=6929307]In the Shadows (Radio Edit)[/url] - Rock
25. Tue  8/24: Rogue Wave - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=15977575&selectedItemId=15977551]Kicking the Heart Out[/url] - Alternative
26. Tue  8/31: Jedd Hughes - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=21416236&selectedItemId=21416278]High Lonesome[/url] - Country
27. Tue  9/ 8: Marc Broussard - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=19841507&selectedItemId=19841521]Come Around[/url] - Rock
28. Tue  9/ 8: R.E.M. - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=21819646&selectedItemId=21819648]Around the Sun Redux[/url] - Alternative
29. Tue  9/14: Masta Ace - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=22673108&selectedItemId=22673106]Good Ol' Love[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
30. Tue  9/21: Spymob - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6403889&selectedItemId=6403963]German Test Drive[/url] - Pop
31. Tue  9/28: Diana Anaid - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=20770753&selectedItemId=20770718]Last Thing[/url] - Pop
32. Tue 10/ 5: Lyfe Jennings - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=20131650&selectedItemId=20132325]Stick Up Kid[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
33. Tue 10/12: Flickerstick - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=20833875&selectedItemId=20833855]Teenage Dope Fiend[/url] - Rock
34. Tue 10/19: Bonnie McKee - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=21818519&selectedItemId=21818521]Trouble[/url] - Pop
35. Tue 10/26: John Legend - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=20914819&selectedItemId=20914802]Used to Luv U[/url] - R&B/Soul
36. Tue 11/02: The Music - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=20847211&selectedItemId=20847209]Freedom Fighters[/url] - Rock
37. Tue 11/09: Ms. Triniti - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=28396233&selectedItemId=28396210]Based On a True Story (Mama Told Me)[/url] - R&B/Soul
38. Tue 11/16: Drist - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=29811670&selectedItemId=29811655]Push Me Off[/url] - Alternative
39. Tue 11/23: Anna Nalick - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=21793475&selectedItemId=21793441]Breathe (2AM)[/url] - Pop
40. Tue 11/30: The Perishers - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=25514053&selectedItemId=25514038]Sway[/url] - Rock
41. Tue 12/07: O'Ryan - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=26516667&selectedItemId=26516685]Jus Anotha Shorty[/url] - R&B/Soul
42. Tue 12/14: Powderfinger - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=28400757&selectedItemId=28400747]Stumblin'[/url] - Rock
43. Tue 12/21: Lateef & The Chief - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=29742899&selectedItemId=29742826]Don't Stop[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
44. Tue 12/21: Julien Civange and Louis Haeri - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=39262493&selectedItemId=39262489]Lalala[/url] - Rock
45. Tue 12/28: Paris Texas - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7018066&selectedItemId=7018041]Bombs Away[/url] - Alternative
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For Discovery Downloads and other freebies, see the next post.

You can also get the list using this iMix and see a list of U.K. free tunes maintained by member Knox.
 

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Discovery Downloads
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 1. Tue  5/ 4: Jamie Cullum - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7415640&selectedItemId=7415616]All at Sea[/url] - Jazz
 2. Tue  5/11: Matt Haimovitz - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5473141&selectedItemId=5473139]Haimovitz: Truth from Above[/url] - Classical
 3. Tue  5/18: Brett Dennen - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5407391&selectedItemId=5407371]Desert Sunrise[/url] - Folk
 4. Tue  5/25: Fons - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7228775&selectedItemId=7228769]Faithful[/url] - Inspirational
 5. Tue  6/ 1: Rosalia de Souza - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=3650498&selectedItemId=3650469]Maria Moita[/url] - World
 6. Tue  6/ 8: Julie Roberts - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=13338219&selectedItemId=13556730]Wake Up Older[/url] - Country
 7. Tue  6/15: Sofa Surfers - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=2729559&selectedItemId=2729497]See the Light[/url] - Electronic
 8. Tue  6/22: Clarence Bucaro - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6975260&selectedItemId=6975256]Sweet on You[/url] - Pop
 9. Tue  6/29: Big Joe Duskin - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7255262&selectedItemId=7255234]Down on My Bended Knees[/url] - Blues
10. Tue  7/ 6: Hassan Hacmoun, Les Yeux Noir & Ozomatli - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=15774204&selectedItemId=15774151]Believe[/url] - Alternative
11. Tue  7/13: Motorcycle - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6223156&selectedItemId=6223138]As the Rush Comes (Radio Edit)[/url] - Electronic
12. Tue  7/20: Trilok Gurtu & Robert Miles - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6728880&selectedItemId=6728844]Soul Driven[/url] - New Age
13. Tue  7/27: Jonathan Biss - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7070738&selectedItemId=7070718]Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6: XVII. As If from a Distance[/url] - Classical
14. Tue  8/ 3: Issa Bagayogo - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=18096679&selectedItemId=18096651]Diama Don[/url] - World
--  Tue  8/10: (never made free) Derf Reklaw-Raheem - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=14948369&selectedItemId=14948349]Awakening into Awareness[/url] - Jazz
15. Tue  8/17: Bugge Wesseltoft - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=17440905&selectedItemId=17440897]el[/url] - Jazz
16. Tue  8/24: Los Mocosos - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=15149708&selectedItemId=15149696]Señor Presidente[/url] - Rock
17. Tue  8/31: Kings of Convenience - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=19032661&selectedItemId=19032111]Homesick[/url] - Rock
18. Tue  9/ 8: Katie Melua - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=14147464&selectedItemId=14147444]The Closest Thing to Crazy[/url] - Pop
19. Tue  9/14: Milosh - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=6894213&selectedItemId=6894209]Time Steals the Day[/url] - Electronic
20. Tue  9/21: Jackie Greene - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=19350826&selectedItemId=19350810]I Don't Care About My Baby[/url] - Folk
21. Tue  9/28: Bethany Dillon - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=24271140&selectedItemId=6950290]All I Need[/url] - Inspirational
22. Tue 10/ 5: Vas - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=9667425&selectedItemId=9666033]Mandara[/url] - New Age
23. Tue 10/12: Jay 'Sinister' Sealee, Julie McKnight & Louie Vega - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=13549188&selectedItemId=13549182]Diamond Life (Dean Coleman Dub Mix)[/url] - Electronic
24. Tue 10/19: Sugarland - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=27079423]Something More[/url] - Country
25. Tue 10/26: Andrea Marcon, Max Cencic, Simone Kermes & Venice Baroque Orchestra - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=27140304&selectedItemId=27140785]Andromeda Liberata (Serenata Veneziana): Duo: Sposo Amato / Cara Sposa[/url] - Classical
26. Tue 11/02: Abdel Wright - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=28130892&selectedItemId=17547142]Quicksand[/url] - Pop
27. Tue 11/09: A. Ray Fuller - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=25210325&selectedItemId=25210292]Weeper's Thang[/url] - Jazz
28. Tue 11/16: Alih Jey - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=22625945&selectedItemId=22626054]Al Verte Partir[/url] - Latin
29. Tue 11/23: Teitur - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=1965708&selectedItemId=1965683]Sleeping with the Lights On[/url] - Rock
--  Tue 11/30: (none)
30. Tue 12/07: Beth Waters - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=5434377&selectedItemId=5434353]Sweaters[/url] - Rock
31. Tue 12/14: Fingathing - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=22693759&selectedItemId=22693731]Synergy[/url] - Electronic
32. Tue 12/21: Sidney Maiden & K.C. Douglas - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=27946652&selectedItemId=27946630]Chicago Blues[/url] - Blues
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Free Mixtapes
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 1. Tue 11/02: Various Artists - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=27643623&selectedItemId=27643617]Street Official Mixtape, Vol. 1[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
 2. Tue 12/07: Various Artists - [url=http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=35198296&selectedItemId=35198192]Street Official Mixtape, Vol. 2[/url] - Hip Hop/Rap
    (If the link doesn't work, see [post=1157502]Elan0204's post[/post].)
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Free Audiobooks
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1. to 38. Tue Mar 23 to Thu Jul 22: 9-11 Hearings - 38 free audiobooks
[To retrieve, search the Music Store for "9-11" (note: not "9/11") and sort by Price.]

39. Mon 07/26: Terry McAuliffe - [playlistId=19664586&selectedItemId=19664586]2004 DNC: Terry McAuliffe, Democratic Party Chairman[/playlistId] - Audiobook
40. Mon 07/26: Terry McAuliffe, Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and more - [playlistId=19512249&selectedItemId=19512249]The 2004 Democratic National Convention, Day One[/playlistId] - Audiobook
41. Tue 07/27: Howard Dean, Ted Kennedy, Barack Obama, Ron Reagan, and more - [playlistId=19512258]The 2004 Democratic National Convention, Day Two[/playlistId] - Audiobook
42. Wed 07/28: John Edwards, Bob Graham, Jesse Jackson, and more - [playlistId=19552242&selectedItemId=19552242]The 2004 Democratic National Convention, Day Three[/playlistId] - Audiobook
43. Thu 07/29: Joseph Biden, Wesley Clark, Madeleine Albright, John Kerry, and more - [playlistId=19665905&selectedItemId=19665905]The 2004 Democratic National Convention, Day Four[/playlistId] - Audiobook

44. to 69. Mon Jul 26 to Thu Jul 29: 2004 Democratic National Convention - 26 free audiobooks
[To retrieve, search the Music Store for "dnc".]

70. to 90. Mon Aug 30 to Thu Sep 02: 2004 Republican National Convention - 21 free audiobooks
[To retrieve, search the Music Store for "rnc".]

91. Thu 09/02: George Pataki - [playlistId=22075755&selectedItemId=22075755]2004 RNC: Governor George Pataki[/playlistId] - Audiobook
92. Thu 09/02: George W. Bush - [playlistId=22075786&selectedItemId=22075786]2004 RNC: President George W. Bush[/playlistId] - Audiobook
93. Thu 09/30: George W. Bush, John F. Kerry: [playlistId=25601664&selectedItemId=25601664]2004 First Presidential Debate: Bush Vs. Kerry[/playlistId] - Audiobook
94. Tue 10/05: Dick Cheney, John Edwards: [playlistId=26082646&selectedItemId=26082646]2004 Vice Presidential Debate: Cheney Vs. Edwards[/playlistId] - Audiobook
95. Fri 10/08: George W. Bush, John F. Kerry: [playlistId=26505494&selectedItemId=26505494]2004 Second Presidential Debate: Bush Vs. Kerry[/playlistId] - Audiobook
96. Wed 10/13: George W. Bush, John F. Kerry: [playlistId=27068767&selectedItemId=27068767]2004 Third Presidential Debate: Bush Vs. Kerry[/playlistId] - Audiobook
97. Mon 12/13: Michael Crichton - [playlistId=33227362]State of Fear, Chapter 1[/playlistId] - Fiction[/b]
 

g30ffr3y

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i will definately try to download every free tune... i already managed to get the foo's and avril [puke]... ill get courtney the hole once i get home from work...

free is free... why the hell not...
 

Flowbee

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That Courney Love song isn't even worth 0.0¢. Just as I wouldn't eat a free dinner of horse testicles, I won't be downloading free songs by no-talent junkies.
 

Doctor Q

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The origins of this thread

The lists in post #1 and post #2, which are updated each Tuesday, give the names and links for the free iTunes Music Store music that Apple has given away this year.

When I started this thread, I issued the challenge to others to "collect them all". I created the free tunes list in post #1 to help people find the new songs each week.

Then Apple started giving away Discovery Downloads (free tunes that are not identified on the main iTMS page) and the original list turned into two lists. But because of the long iTMS URLs and the limit on the size of a single post, eventually post #1 could not hold both lists. Luckily, SilentPanda came to our rescue and is now hosting the Discovery Download list in post #2. Thanks, SilentPanda!

Starting in November 2004, Apple also made monthly mixtapes freely available, announcing "the first completely legal, free mixtape for download, along with the tracks that inspired it." The mixtape is listed in the same format as an album, with the original songs or the whole "album" available for purchase. Only the mixtape, which can be quite long, is free. Mixtapes are listed in post #2.

Here is the original text of the first post:

It will be fun to get the free iTMS tune each week. There were originally 42 to be given away this year, from April 28 thru December 28 (not counting Pepsi tunes) but extras on May 6 and Sept. 8 upped the count to 44, and Discovery Downloads added dozens more.

Some people have already missed one because they were late to hear the news, some didn't upgrade to iTunes 4.5 in time for the first day, and some simply missed one of the days so far. In the coming weeks and months, you might forget when it's Tuesday, you might be out of town, your computer might not be working, your ISP might be down, or you might be unable to type from injuries suffered in a freak meteor shower. Who knows what could go wrong? You might even decide it's not worth bothering to download a tune you aren't interested in. It may be free, but why click if you won't listen to it anyway?

Whatever the reasons, some people will start with the goal of getting them all, and by attrition people will drop out over time. Who's going to try? I'll give it a shot. Maybe I'll find some new music I like along the way!​
 

SiliconAddict

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Its on my Lookout calendar (MS Outlook for those who think it’s a secure piece of software.) so I'll be notified. I wonder if I can write something to run iTunes and take me to the music store when the alarm goes off. Hmm Ahh computers. :cool:
 

iMeowbot

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Doctor Q said:
Who is going to take the challenge and try to get every free iTune this year?
This week I've already installed iTunes and PuTTY on two PCs, one at a friend's house and one at a relative's, solely for the purpose of grabbing the promo songs and relaying them to the machine at home. Why am I admitting this?
 

jbembe

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Flowbee said:
That Courney Love song isn't even worth 0.0¢. Just as I wouldn't eat a free dinner of horse testicles, I won't be downloading free songs by no-talent junkies.
Absolutely, I don't want Lavigne or Love anywhere near my hard drive. (Error computer forever corrupted!!!) :D
 

Doctor Q

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I added iTMS URLs to the chart above, so you can click on a song title to access it within its album (if any).

Song #7 is sure different than those that preceded it. Dorothy, I don't think we're in rock/pop/alternative Kansas anymore!
 

Doctor Q

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We made it to the end of Freebie Week. Who dropped out? Who has all eight tunes so far?
 

SilentPanda

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What I had in post #2 (not that it's important...):

I'm without a doubt going to download every free tune I can. I'll be gone most of June but hopefully I can get somebody else to click for me... :) It's FREE. Why not? Even if I don't like the tune I might just find some I do like, and the ones I don't I can either delete or save as "joke" music for something.

(Now for this post)

I've done it! :)
 

ginopiazza49

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When Apple comes out with their next statement of "We sold xxx million songs", I wonder if they will include the free songs in that mix, or if they will just include the songs that were actually paid for?
 

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The daily freebies conclude today. From now on, it's one free tune every Tuesday. My chart above goes through the end of the year, but Apple has said nothing about when the program will end, so it could be before the end of the year or the deal could continue into 2005.
 

dukemeiser

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I got everyone. None of them were something that I'd buy on my own, but most of them were pretty good.
 

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Thanks for letting me/us know, SilentPanda!

How odd that they announced a schedule of free tunes and then didn't follow it. :confused:
 

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Found it through an iMix, how else ;) It's also featured at top of the classical section - but I guess nobody goes there.
 

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miradu said:
There is also a new free tune, not part of the free song a week promotion, here: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?playlistId=7158018 They call it a discovery download. How many more are there going to be to discover?
That's actually a pretty nice track.

For god's sake though... don't buy the song "Anthem" from the same CD... it's a horrible perversion of the Star Spangled Banner. :D :D (ok ok it's a tribute to Hendrix's version, but still... :D)
 
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