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iTunes singles pricings reportedly to rise

updated 07:30 am EDT, Fri May 7, 2004

iTMS singles to cost more

Apple will the media when the third-generation iTunes Music Store launched just ten days ago.

by MacNN Staff





  1. vvedge

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Good idea record labels..

    Make the same mistake you made with CDs and make it more appealing to steal music.

    Thumbs up!

    Yea and Apple needed to be taken down a peg too. They ALWAYS enjoy market dominance.

  1. Outlyer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Vertical Squeeze

    While it remains to be seen, Sony launching a music store could easily make life difficult for Apple. Because they own both the "manufacturing" and the "distribution" they could raise factor prices to Apple, and lower their retail costs and squeeze Apple's thin profit margins pretty hard.

  1. Toyin

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Oh Well

    I've been good since the iTunes store opened. It may be time to fire up Acquisition again.

  1. chabig

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Yes, but...

    "Because they own both the "manufacturing" and the "distribution" they could raise factor prices to Apple, and lower their retail costs and squeeze Apple's thin profit margins pretty hard."

    Yes they could squeeze Apple. But remember that Apple is the only one making money with their online store--because they sell iPods. Sony won't make money with the online venture either. And Apple will still have the iPod.

    By the way, have you seen Sony's store? I'm not impressed. There is not one clickable download link or song on the home page? Aren't they supposed to be selling music?

  1. Wutzo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Sony also sells Hardware that is tied to their online store through the ATRAC fromat.

    Record industry will destroy Apples dominance to find itself in M$ hands under a M$ digital rights management.

  1. Joined:


    that's all folks!

    iTunes was my first stop when I wanted a song I heard on the radio. If it was there I bought it.

    I'll still do that, but if it's over 99 cents, off to Poisoned I'll go.

  1. @ho

    Joined: Dec 1969


    dont do that

    Apple has done a great effort for downloading legal music from the internet, rising the prices of singles and more on albums will made legally less atractive, and in fact their music is available just as albums, well It will be really hard to buy online, what will be the advantage if you can go to any store and buy it at less price or even worse to lables use peer to peer networks.

    If in fact true just shows how la labels dont understand the consumers and really doesnt whant to look to the future of digital media.


    And to sony, you should support Apple in this, because in few months when your "music store" will have to go down Apple will still the only succesfull online music store, a real music store with apealing portable devices, because who uses sonys?

  1. typoon

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Thanks Guys.

    I've been good since the iTMS has opened. Haven't even fired up poisoned or Acqlite once. Nice of the record labels to stifle success and increase the amount of stealing of music. They wanted people to stop. If they do this it will definitely NOT help one bit.


  1. IonCable

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Leave it to

    Leave it to the Record companies to s**** the pooch. They had a good thing going. To bad the record execs feel they need for another limo, summer home, and airplane. I never expected the .99 cent download to last, but I did for atleast a couple of years.

  1. ibeetle

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Why do they hate us?

    This has got to be the only industry that hates its customers. They spend millions of dollars to attract us to there product then do everything possible to ruin the buying and useage of that product.
    They take the product away from us and sue and jail us.

    What would happen if Ford sued you because they didn't like the way you drove there cars? What if Calvin Klein took away your ability to wear there shirts because that color didn't look good on you?

    It is cheeper to buy a movie than it is to buy that movies soundtrack.

    The whole music industry can go s**** them selfs. Limewire, Aquire, Poisoned, Transmit, Unison can't be stopped.

    If everybody with a computer Mac or Windows downloaded (shared) just one CD today that would be over 20 million CD's. There aint no way in h*** the record industry is going to stop that kind of force. Vote with your wallet and lets all stop buying CD's not for a day but untill this madness ends.

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