Why does Apple not post some iTunes albums?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by applefan289, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    I have made a request multiple times for them to put an album up, but they have not as of a full year (or more) since the album came out.

    It is by a very popular artist and I'm sure it would sell a ton on iTunes, but they haven't put it up.

    Does anyone know Apple's reasoning behind this?

    Also, on a side note, Safari 5.1 has been acting very slow for me as of a few days ago. It hangs a little and the pages take slightly longer to load, almost like they're being beaten down by something.

    Any way to fix this?
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    Some artists do not want to sell their music on iTunes. Maybe have a look if there are other songs from the same artist on iTunes.
  3. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    It's available in the Japanese iTunes store.

    Here's the artist in the American iTunes store:


    And here is the artist in the Japanese iTunes store:


    If you notice, there's some albums in the Japanese store that are not on the American store. Some of the ones not on the American store came out in 2010-2011, yet they DO have an album from 2011 in the American iTunes store, but not the one I want.

    She is the most famous Japanese artist - iTunes would get thousands of downloads if they just post this on their store:

  4. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030


    Oct 31, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Send your emails to the record company. Not all albums are released overseas, Apple can't sell an album without the rights to do so.

    You're barking up the wrong tree.
  5. applefan289 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aug 20, 2010
    Actually, hardly any J-pop albums are ever released overseas....they're just released through iTunes. I would guess that since they have like 70 albums by the artist they could fill the empty spaces in between and get the rest.

    You're probably right, must be an issue with Avex Trax rights.
  6. aziatiklover macrumors 68030


    Jul 12, 2011
    Location: and
    The only way to get album from overseas is to get an iTunes account there! I have 3 iTunes accounts in 3 different country just in case they release something that I need. But mostly everything is release in the US iTunes first.

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