Archive for the ‘iTunes’ Category

What triggers a bill close with iTunes?

I don’t really know what triggers iTunes to close out a bill before it charges me. Does it wait a week? I have bought songs and rentals where I was charged that same night. Other times, like this week, iTunes takes its sweet time. Monday I bought Monster Pinball for iPhone. Tuesday was a song. [...]

The Heyday of the Album

YML quotes the Financial Times story about Apple and the big record labels working together to bring back the days when we actually bought albums. Money quote: “It’s all about re-creating the heyday of the album when you would sit around with your friends looking at the artwork, while you listened to the music,” said [...]

Who killed the album?

Smashing Pumpkins claims iTunes killed the album. Really? Or maybe people, when given a choice between buying the one or two songs that are good or an entire album of Suck, will opt for the former. Back in the day, we didn’t have a choice except to buy an entire album of Suck because that [...]

Current iTunes prices take 5

Five more years, that is. The Copyright Royalty Board voted to keep the current rates in place for another 5 years. The news agencies are happy that the iTunes Store won’t be closing. I wish they would have raised the rate, just to show the world that iTunes wouldn’t have closed. Come on folks, iTunes [...]