What determines the price of songs on iTunes?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Firestar, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Firestar macrumors 68020

    Firestar

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    So basically, I've noticed that some songs are $.99, some $1.29 and some other price on iTunes.

    What I'm asking: What determines which songs cost what?

    I've been told that it was the age of the song, but I just saw an album with ALL of it's songs as $1.29, even though the album was 2 years old. I would hardly call that recent.

    Difference?
     
  2. musika macrumors 65816

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    I'm an artist on iTunes, basically the way I see it, it's determined by how popular the record companies/artists assume the song is going to be. Many "popular" artists have their songs as $1.29 because the record demons, I mean companies, know that the music will be purchased no matter what, so why not get the extra cash. It's like a class system. Sorta. Only my theories, either way, the musicians deserve the money, the record companies get the money.

    To answer your question, "Money! So they say, is the root of all evil today."
     
  3. Firestar thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I guess that would make sense. I'm going to buy the whole album for a decent amount of them, so it doesn't really matter.

    Thanks.
     

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