updated 09:55 pm EST, Mon November 20, 2006
Changing iTunes pricing?
Apple may be looking for ways to encourage sales of digital albums and is reportedly working with the record labels to reimburse buyers of digital singles who subsequently buy the entire album. CNET News.com reports that Apple is trying to solve this purchasing dilemma, which discourages customers and reduces overall sales for the record industry. "So not only are you not getting your tunes, but the music industry is leaving some money on the table," according to the report. "Supposedly, iTunes customers may soon be able to buy the album and get credit for any single tracks they have bought. The report also sayd that Apple has already been showing more flexibility when it comes to album pricing, by selling some albums for $7.99 and $5.99, less than Apple's flat-pricing of $9.99.