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drone on

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"Album only" tracks on iTunes
« on: May 07, 2012, 01:10:54 PM »
Does it bug you when you have to buy the whole album on iTunes just because a track you want is more than 10 minutes long?  I think iTunes should do away with this practice as it's going to not generate as much revenue.  Think about it:  you don't like every song except the 11:00 one.  So you don't buy the album.  But if they'd let you purchase that song for 99 cents, that's 99 more cents in somebody's pocket. 

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Re: "Album only" tracks on iTunes
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2012, 04:19:26 AM »
They should cost each track respective of their length so that the total comes to the same amount as purchasing the album as a whole. So, for example, one track will be $2.35, another $1.97, etc. The 99 cents per track thing doesn't work in all cases.
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Re: "Album only" tracks on iTunes
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2012, 06:52:13 AM »
So if I just want one Ramones track... it should be 13 cents pretty much across their entire catalog... ;-)
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Re: "Album only" tracks on iTunes
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2012, 10:07:27 AM »
Ha ha ha!!! Yes, the 2 minute song.  Perfected.  ;D

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Re: "Album only" tracks on iTunes
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2012, 02:49:39 AM »
Does it bug you when you have to buy the whole album on iTunes just because a track you want is more than 10 minutes long?  I think iTunes should do away with this practice as it's going to not generate as much revenue.  Think about it:  you don't like every song except the 11:00 one.  So you don't buy the album.  But if they'd let you purchase that song for 99 cents, that's 99 more cents in somebody's pocket.

I don't buy music from iTunes, but for info, it's exactly the same on eMusic which is where I buy almost all of my downloads. It was the same on Napster here in the UK before they were bought by Rhapsody and stopped allowing downloads. I agree - it's daft.