Today marks a special day in history

Discussion in 'iPod' started by Glenn Wolsey, May 12, 2006.

  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    Today, I will start buying 100% of my music of the iTunes Music Store. That means no borrowing friends CDs, buying CDs, bittorrent, or P2P.

    I've started off the adventure with a $20 Gift Certificate in iTunes to take my iTunes Music Store purchased tracks up to 284. I will also be working at legalizing and re-buying 700 tracks from iTunes which I previously torrented.

    I'm looking forward to this, iTunes is a great and convenient way to get music for me, and I cant wait to get stuck in. :)

    284 Tracks Purchased and counting...
  2. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816


    Jan 23, 2006
    Until they offer a higher bitrate than 128 i am sticking to buying CD's.

    I think it is disgusting that the quality is so low.

    Congratulations though!

  3. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    Great news! Imagine everyone did the same as you.

    My one and only issue with iTunes is this whole 'authorization' thing. There are 4 computers in my house, and I used about 3 while away at school. I am at my max of 5 computers authorized for my iTunes purchases, and they won't play on one of my computers.

    Side note: is there a way to de-authorize computers I don't have access to?

    Congratulations on the move to legal music.
  4. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway

  5. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    Yeah I just got off my lazy ass and did a quick search for it. Thanks!
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    324. Ha! :p

    That's about 10 % of my library. If I remove podcasts, then that percentage will be even higher.
  7. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    168. Would've been higher but my HDD blew up and I lost my videos (about 15 or 20 - damnit.) Ah well, at least my music is safe.
  8. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    The majority of my recent music is via iTunes since it's easy and I'm not an audiophile.

    But it's hardly a special day in history :rolleyes: Your personal history perhaps although I'd suggest that you keep an open mind. While the majority of my music is from iTunes, if the CD is cheaper and I'm in no hurry, I'll order that. As an example, the RHCP CD was £10.99 on Amazon but £14.99 on iTMS.
  9. virividox macrumors 601


    Aug 19, 2003
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    still think buying cds is a better option - but if all you want is 1 track by all means
  10. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    New CD on iTunes ~AUD$16.99
    New CD in shops ~AUD$29

    I hate our music industry.
  11. notjustjay macrumors 603


    Sep 19, 2003
    Canada, eh?
    Yeah, here in Canada I can often find sales and get CD's for between $9-15. When a downloaded album is $9.99, it often makes more sense to spend the extra couple of bucks and get the album art and a real "hard copy" I can stick in my car or home stereo and be confident that if my hard drive crashes, I still have the music.

    Of course, there's still a lot of music missing from our iTunes store, including all those fancy-shmancy "TV shows" y'all get in the US store :p Oh well, maybe in ... 4 years? :rolleyes:
  12. belair macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2004
    I started buying my music from the itunes store as sonn as it opened here in Luxemburg. Indy music CD's cost around 20 euros (25 dollars) here…:eek: so itunes is definately a lot cheaper!

    I currently own 757 songs i legally downloaded and it feels good.
    Altough I always wanted to be a pirate. Har har.:rolleyes:
  13. wyrmintheapple macrumors regular

    May 8, 2006
    Southampton, UK
    Be nice if we in the UK could buy the same stuff thats on the itunes US store. Heres how it works.....

    1.) I hear about show on TV in the US, everyone on the internet is talking about how great it is. Its not on in the UK but I'd still like to see it.

    2.) I check iTunes and the ABC site etc... wont let me watch it. I'm not in the U.S.

    3.) I check a torrent site. Its available for download AND I can get it in the UK.

    Net result... I am branded a 'Pirate' and the companies dont get the money I am quite willing to give them.

    This is now a global age for the developed world. This releasing music, films, TV and software across different territories (e.g EU, Japan, U.S) is costing them money. Particularly in the UK where we dont need to wait for a different language version. If the film/T.V show is being watched and talked about by my friends in the U.S, I am going to want to watch it too.

    Before they worry about Piracy due to scallies and pirates wanting to steal, they should fix this problem where honest people are effectivley forced to steal to watch current T.V shows.
  14. celebrian23 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2006
    Under the sun
    Why would you buy 700 tracks of music you already own? :confused:
  15. Philberttheduck macrumors 6502a


    Mar 15, 2006
    HB, CA
    My friend's dad is a CIA agent so anything he does is pretty much monitored and sent to the government. He's got 600 songs off iTunes.. and no p2p to save from the spending. We had a discussion this morning between my friends about a certain song (The Joker, Steve Miller Band) and he didn't have the song. "I'mma get it off iTunes" and my friends started looking shocked (teenagers never like spending their own money, so when they are alternatives such as p2p or torrents..).

    An earlier poster mentioned about the bitrate, and I agree completely. Until iTunes can give us at least 192 (I prefer 320 mp3), I'm sticking to CDs and other alternatives (wink wink). Only thing I've ever purchased online that I couldn't get from the computer was the Lakers-Suns Game 4. And that was just a magical video. Now if only I can find a way to convert gvi on windoze to .avi..
  16. bigandy macrumors G3


    Apr 30, 2004
    it quite plainly says he acquired them through slightly dubious channels...
  17. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    Yeah, and I'm not proud of it. I would like a 100% legit library.
  18. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a


    Jan 9, 2005
    At the Airport. UK
    i know what you mean....i would be more than happy to pay for iTunes videos. its just like that law preventing us from using iTrips. rediculous. the UK is overregulated, overpriced and over protective of us and it drives me mad.

  19. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    Purchased music is up to 304 Tracks now, 16.87% of my collection.

    I'm going to sit down and dwindle another 200 illegal tracks out of my collection, write the names into a textedit document, and work on buying them in the new few months.
  20. puckhead193 macrumors G3


    May 25, 2004
    i never used ITMS until i got a gift card, and I never realized how kickbutt it is... so easy, fast, and efficient. :D
  21. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    You can say that last part again, no more going into town or having to travel to get music I want. I can have it in seconds.
  22. Alasta macrumors regular


    Jan 12, 2005
    Wellington, New Zealand
    Glenn, I assume you're using the Australian iTMS? Have you gained access to it by means of getting hold of gift vouchers purchased in Australia, or is it accepting your credit card?

    I'm curious because I'm in New Zealand and my credit card has always worked fine on the Australian iTMS, but feedback would indicate that I might lose access when I eventually have to update my credit card's expiry date.
  23. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    I'm using the American store. I have a family member who lives over there so I am using their address, and gift certificates from various friends in the states.

    If you want help setting a US account out, hit me up on iChat.

    (Bought another 10 tracks)
  24. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

    Nov 24, 2005
    New Zealand
    My library is now 100% completely legal. I can now start to work re-purchasing these tracks and albums (please dont laugh at my music taste, the really good stuff I have already bought ;)) Tracks underlined have been bought. I'm going to keep this list updated of what has been bought, and add anything else that I need to buy.

    Songs To Buy

    Daft Punk - Technologic
    Boyz II Men - I'll Make Love To You
    Bodyrockers - The Way You Move
    The Calling - Wherever You Will Go

    Jean Roch - Summer Loving
    Gavin DeGraw - Chariot
    Gavin DeGraw - Follow Through

    Ben Moody - Everything Burns
    Evermore - It's To Late
    LeAnn Rimes - But I Do Love You

    Three Days Grace - Are You Ready?
    D12 - My Band
    D12 - How Come
    Gorillaz - Last Living Souls
    Gorillaz - Dare
    Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

    Daniel Powter - Bad Day
    Simple Plan - Don't Wanna Think About You
    Greenday - Basket Case
    Greenday - Time Of Your Life
    Jessica Simpson - These Boots (Are Made For Walkin’)
    Evanescence - Going Under
    Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
    Evanescence - My Immortal
    Evanescence - Everybody's Fool
    Ludacris - Stand Up
    Custom - Hey Mister
    98 Degrees - The Hardest Thing
    98 Degrees - I Do (Cherish You)
    Bizarre - Rockstar
    Green Day - American Idiot
    Green Day - Jesus Of Suburbia
    Green Day - Holiday
    Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
    Green Day - Wake Me Up When September Ends
    Green Day - She's A Rebel
    The Bloodhound Gang - The Bad Touch
    The Bloodhound Gang - Foxtrot Uniform Charlie Kilo
    Mattafix - Big City Life
    Three Days Grace - I Hate Everything About You
    Papa Roach - Scars
    Goo Goo Dolls - Give A Little Bit
    Pink - God Is A DJ
    Ciara - 1/2 Step
    Ciara - Oh
    B2K - Bump Bump Bump
    B2K - Girlfriend
    Creed - Higher
    Creed - One Last Breath
    Creed - With Arms Wide Open
    U2 - Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
    U2 - Vertigo
    U2 - Original Of The Species
    T-Pain - I'm Sprung
    Eamon - I Don't Want You Back
    Jack Johnson - Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
    Jack Johnson - Good People
    Jack Johnson - Breakdown
    Thirsty Merc - In The Summertime
    Brian McFadden - Real To Me
    Gareth Gates - Too Soon
    Gareth Gates - Anyone Of Us
    Anna Nalick - Breathe
    Coldplay - Fix You
    Coldplay - Speed Of Sound
    Sum 41 - Still Waiting
    Jimmy Eat World - Sweetness
    Puddle Of Mudd - She Hates Me
    Live - Heaven
    Finger Eleven - One Thing
    Seether - Fine Again
    Lil' Flip - Sunshine
    Snap - Rhythm Is A Dancer
    Thirsty Merc - In The Summertime
    Jessica Simpson - Angels
    Jessica Simpson - Take My Breath Away
    Jessica Simpson - With You
    Foo Fighters - DOA
    Foo Fighters - Best Of You
    Robbie Williams - Tripping
    Robbie Williams - Advertising Space
    Simon Webbe - Lay Your Hands
    Will Smith - Switch
    Shapeshifters - Lola’s Theme
    K-Ci & JoJo - It’s My Life
    Queen - We Are The Champions
    Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For
    Gwen Stefani - Luxurious
    Gwen Stefani - Rich Girl
    Gwen Stefani - Hollaback Girl
    Gwen Stefani - Bubble Pop Electric
    2Pac - Thugs Get Lonely Too
    2Pac - Ghetto Gospel
    DHT - Listen To Your Heart
    Weezer - We Are All On Drugs
    Weezer - Beverly Hills
    Nikki Clearly - Hated
    Joss Stone - Don’t Cha’ Wanna Ride
    Joss Stone - Right To Be Wrong
    Joss Stone - You Had Me
    James Blunt - High
    James Blunt - Your Beautiful
    James Blunt - Wisemen
    James Blunt - Goodbye My Lover
    James Blunt - Out Of My Mind
    Kasey Chambers - Not Pretty Enough
    Beyonce - 03 Bonnie And Clyde
    Beyonce - Naughty Girl
    Beyonce - Crazy In Love
    Black Eyed Peas - Don’t Lie
    Black Eyed Peas - Don’t Phunk With My Heart
    Black Eyed Peas - Pump It
    R.Kelly - I Believe I Can Fly
    Mariah Carey - We Belong Together
    Mariah Carey - Shake It Off
    Sugababes - Push The Button
    4 Clubbers - Secrets
    Stacie Orrico - Stuck
    The Ataris - The Boys Of Summer
    Blessid Union Of Souls - I Believe
    Blessid Union Of Souls - Hey Leonardo
    Third Eye Blind - Semi Charmed Life
    Elemeno P - Burn
    Elemeno P - 11:57
    My Chemical Romance - Helena
    My Chemical Romance - I’m Not Okay
    Missy Elliot - I’m Really Hot
    Jennifer Lopez - All I Have
    Good Charlotte - Girls And Boys
    Good Charlotte - The Anthem
    Good Charlotte - Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous
    Wu-Tang Clan - Gravel Pit
    Koffee Brown - After Party
    Pink - You Make Me Sick
    Craig David - Fill Me In
    Xzibit - X
    Ludacris - Get Back
    Frankie J - How To Deal
    MC Lars - iGeneration
    Missy Elliot - Lose Control
    Ryan Cabrera - True
    Outkast - Ms Jackson
    Rob Thomas - Lonely No More
    3 Doors Down - Let Me Go
    Daniel Bedingfield - Wrap My Words Around You
    Snoop Dogg - Signs
    Snoop Dogg - Let’s Get Blown
    Snoop Dogg - Drop It Like Its Hott
    Ja Rule - Wonderful
    Rihanna - Pon De Replay
    Ciara - Goodies
    J-Kwon - Tipsy
    De La Soul - Shopping Bags
    Big Brovaz - Baby Boy
    Audioslave - Be Yourself
    Yellowcard - Only One
    Ryan Cabrera - On The Way Down
    Phantom Planet - California
    Delta Goodrem - Almost Here
    Delta Goodrem - Out Of The Blue
    Young Jezzy - Soul Survivor
    Stereophonics - Dakota
    DMX - Party Up
    Joel Turner - These Kids
    Mariah Carey - It’s Like That


    Albums To Buy

    Amos Lee - Amos Lee
    Britney Spears - Greatest Hits: My Prerogative
    Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin
    Sash - It’s My Life
    Justin Timberlake - Justified
    Ashlee Simpson - Autobiography
    Ashlee Simpson - I Am Me
    DJ Tiesto - Best & New 2005
    Linkin Park - Meteora
    Simple Plan - MTV Hard Rock Live
    Dance Now 2000 - V2

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