Friday, March 02, 2007

The iTunes Store

I made the decision to move from buying CDs to buying my music online through the iTunes Store or Bleep at the beginning of the year.

The iTunes Store sells Kind of Blue for £9.99. A 6 track album should only cost £4.74 but one of the tracks is 'Album Only' which punishes me for wanting to purchase the whole record. Does this not encourage me to illegally download this CD? I want good value for my purchases just like the next person.

I decided to buy the CD from Fopp for £5. I thought that music on the Store was at a fixed price and that Apple didn't want to have tiered pricing for albums?

The iTunes Store left me feeling kind of blue but the old-fashioned record store washed my blues away.

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