So I can forgive iTMS missing most of my obscure requests, but so far I'm zero for many in trying to buy a song. The latest travesty is that there's NO Brian Eno in the store. There's an album with Brian Eno as the second artist on the album, but none of Eno's dozens of albums available. Specifically, I was after Before and After Science (it's got my favorite punk song of all time: "King's Lead Hat").<br><br>With so many artists influenced and beholding to Eno, you'd think he'd be in there. I'm getting a little tired of filling out iTMS feedback forms asking for my artists to be added. <br><br>
It sounds like Apple has made it ridiculously simple and cheap for labels to sell their music on the iTMS, so perhaps just drop an email to the label and let them know it is almost 2004. Time to wake up.<br><br>
#121682 - 12/05/0308:34 PMRe: iTMS still thin on selection
Still no:<br><br>Bob Seger<br><br>Madonna (except for her audio books)<br><br>Beatles<br><br>Led Zeppelin<br><br>Still too many partial albums....but I guess that has nothing to do with Apple. <br><br>Also, 99 cents is too expensive for a single, compressed track....should really be 49-69 cents, with full albums in the $4.99-$6.99 range, but we'll get there. Right now, there are full albums on the iTMS that are more expensive than the full CD at Wal-Mart. <br><br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Also, 99 cents is too expensive for a single, compressed track....should really be 49-69 cents, with full albums in the $4.99-$6.99 range, but we'll get there. <p><hr></blockquote><p>I think when all the independent acts out there can start uploading to iTMS early next year, we'll see a slow but sure change in the industry. No longer will a band be beholding to a contract to be discovered—all it will take will be a bit of good publicity and someone posting a phobos.apple.com URL for it to get distributed. <br><br>The record companies will either have to drastically reduce their prices or offer some serious incentives to buy for consumers, or they will just fade away.<br><br>
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