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Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 10:50 PM
I just logged on to the iTunes music store for the first time in several months and everything is different, and all I see that is available for purchase is entire albums. Can I not buy single songs on there anymore?

wazu
03-17-2010, 10:51 PM
They still sell single songs. There are some bands that require the whole album to be purchased, but not most.

Brock
03-17-2010, 10:52 PM
Pink Floyd won't let you buy singles.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 10:53 PM
They still sell single songs. There are some bands that require the whole album to be purchased, but not most.
I've searched several different artists, some that I've purchased singles from before, but none of them show any now. I have to be missing something.

wazu
03-17-2010, 10:54 PM
I've searched several different artists, some that I've purchased singles from before, but none of them show any now. I have to be missing something.

Try Weezer. I bought "I'm Your Daddy" just this evening and it worked.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 10:58 PM
This is what I am seeing now, there used to be a "buy song" button by each individual song.

wazu
03-17-2010, 10:58 PM
Maximize the app. Think it's over on the right.

cdcox
03-17-2010, 10:59 PM
First it was Inglourious Basterds...

Then it was Facebook...

Now iTunes...

We're slowly going backwards in time...

Frazod
03-17-2010, 11:02 PM
They have a nice racket going with that album shit - pay $10 to download a bunch of crap for a single song you want. Soundtracks are good for that. The song "I Love You" by Climax Blues Band is featured in that Zack and Miri make a Porno movie. I heard it on the radio about a year ago and remembered that I liked it, and tried to download it. Well, it's gone from Climax Blues Band's greatest hits, even though it was probably their biggest song. You can only purchase it by buying the fucking soundtrack, which I will never do. I check every now and then to see if they've changed it, as far as I know, they haven't.

I'm one of those people who actually thinks pirating shit is wrong - at least until greedy shit-sucking corporations like Apple try to nickel and dime everybody with crap like this. I guess I'll download the song for free at some illegal site and they can kiss my ass.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 11:03 PM
Maximize the app. Think it's over on the right.
Oh FFS, I see it now, I moved the bar that separates the playlists and it is just barely showing now, apparently the new format doesn't fit my screen or something.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 11:05 PM
They have a nice racket going with that album shit - pay $10 to download a bunch of crap for a single song you want. Soundtracks are good for that. The song "I Love You" by Climax Blues Band is featured in that Zack and Miri make a Porno movie. I heard it on the radio about a year ago and remembered that I liked it, and tried to download it. Well, it's gone from Climax Blues Band's greatest hits, even though it was probably their biggest song. You can only purchase it by buying the ****ing soundtrack, which I will never do. I check every now and then to see if they've changed it, as far as I know, they haven't.

I'm one of those people who actually thinks pirating shit is wrong - at least until greedy shit-sucking corporations like Apple try to nickel and dime everybody with crap like this. I guess I'll download the song for free at some illegal site and they can kiss my ass.
That's exactly what I thought was going on, there's no way in hell I'd ever buy an entire album for one song. I remember having to do that as a kid and it pissed me off because you really didn't have any other options back then.

Frazod
03-17-2010, 11:09 PM
That's exactly what I thought was going on, there's no way in hell I'd ever buy an entire album for one song. I remember having to do that as a kid and it pissed me off because you really didn't have any other options back then.

The thing is, I'd happily pay the 99 cents or $1.29 for it. But $10 for one goddamn song and a bunch of shit I won't ever listen to? This isn't 1975, you money-grubbing bastards. I don't have to put up with that crap anymore.

wazu
03-17-2010, 11:11 PM
The thing is, I'd happily pay the 99 cents or $1.29 for it. But $10 for one goddamn song and a bunch of shit I won't ever listen to? This isn't 1975, you money-grubbing bastards. I don't have to put up with that crap anymore.

What I don't get is how it's a good business decision from their side. I have to think they could sell that one song 50 times for every 1 time they sell the whole album. Since it's all electronic copies - wouldn't it be better to sell one song 50 times?

Frazod
03-17-2010, 11:22 PM
What I don't get is how it's a good business decision from their side. I have to think they could sell that one song 50 times for every 1 time they sell the whole album. Since it's all electronic copies - wouldn't it be better to sell one song 50 times?

Doesn't make any sense to me, either. Seems like all it does is offend and alienate their customers. I guess the distributor of the soundtrack album pays them to do it, but I don't really see how anybody involved could make enough money to justify it, especially the original artist.

I wish there was just a way to send the actual band members my $1.29 and tell the Apple scumbags to go die in a fire.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 11:25 PM
The thing is, I'd happily pay the 99 cents or $1.29 for it. But $10 for one goddamn song and a bunch of shit I won't ever listen to? This isn't 1975, you money-grubbing bastards. I don't have to put up with that crap anymore.
It's not any different than DirecTv forcing you to buy there programming packages in order to get the Sunday Ticket, as if they're not making enough money by charging you the $300 or whatever it costs these days. Well guess what, they're not making a single cent off of me now because of that.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-17-2010, 11:26 PM
Doesn't make any sense to me, either. Seems like all it does is offend and alienate their customers. I guess the distributor of the soundtrack album pays them to do it, but I don't really see how anybody involved could make enough money to justify it, especially the original artist.

I wish there was just a way to send the actual band members my $1.29 and tell the Apple scumbags to go die in a fire.
I don't think it's Apple that does it, I believe it's the decision of whoever owns the rights to the music.

Miles
03-17-2010, 11:30 PM
First it was Inglourious Basterds...

Then it was Facebook...

Now iTunes...

We're slowly going backwards in time...

Why the hell can I not load altavista in CompuServe right now? I only have a few hours left this month and this is wasting it.

Miles
03-17-2010, 11:32 PM
I don't think it's Apple that does it, I believe it's the decision of whoever owns the rights to the music.

Yeah, I would figure that as well.

L.A. Chieffan
03-17-2010, 11:33 PM
It's like they're daring you to torrent stuff.

|Zach|
03-17-2010, 11:34 PM
Apple would rather it be all singles. There is only so much they can do.

Hell they never event wanted DRMs.

Deberg_1990
03-18-2010, 07:15 AM
What I don't get is how it's a good business decision from their side. I have to think they could sell that one song 50 times for every 1 time they sell the whole album. Since it's all electronic copies - wouldn't it be better to sell one song 50 times?

Where is Dane when we need him??

TrebMaxx
03-18-2010, 07:58 AM
They have a nice racket going with that album shit - pay $10 to download a bunch of crap for a single song you want. Soundtracks are good for that. The song "I Love You" by Climax Blues Band is featured in that Zack and Miri make a Porno movie. I heard it on the radio about a year ago and remembered that I liked it, and tried to download it. Well, it's gone from Climax Blues Band's greatest hits, even though it was probably their biggest song. You can only purchase it by buying the fucking soundtrack, which I will never do. I check every now and then to see if they've changed it, as far as I know, they haven't.

I'm one of those people who actually thinks pirating shit is wrong - at least until greedy shit-sucking corporations like Apple try to nickel and dime everybody with crap like this. I guess I'll download the song for free at some illegal site and they can kiss my ass.

Did you ever find the CBB "I Love You"? If not, I could probably help you out. I am a proud owner of the sound track for Zack and Miri Make a Porno Movie.

DMAC
03-18-2010, 08:05 AM
Is this really the result of the Pink Floyd law suit? ROFL

JD10367
03-18-2010, 08:41 AM
Oh FFS, I see it now, I moved the bar that separates the playlists and it is just barely showing now, apparently the new format doesn't fit my screen or something.

n00b.



:D



BTW, note to Apple: could you not come out with an iTunes update every two f**king days? You know what a pain in the ass you people are?

Frazod
03-18-2010, 08:43 AM
Did you ever find the CBB "I Love You"? If not, I could probably help you out. I am a proud owner of the sound track for Zack and Miri Make a Porno Movie.

No, not yet. I'm not very technically savvy when it comes to this stuff - is that something you could just e-mail to me?

TrebMaxx
03-18-2010, 09:03 AM
No, not yet. I'm not very technically savvy when it comes to this stuff - is that something you could just e-mail to me?

Check your PM's.

Simply Red
03-18-2010, 10:09 AM
I just logged on to the iTunes music store for the first time in several months and everything is different, and all I see that is available for purchase is entire albums. Can I not buy single songs on there anymore?

YOU, of all people, should NOT have issues navagating on that app/site.

I'm a little surprised. You're USUALLY very good at learning and knowing shit like that. Burned this =>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKB3hJBvAZY last night. lol

Pestilence
03-18-2010, 11:33 AM
BTW, note to Apple: could you not come out with an iTunes update every two f**king days? You know what a pain in the ass you people are?

Fucking....this.

CoMoChief
03-18-2010, 11:47 AM
Oh FFS, I see it now, I moved the bar that separates the playlists and it is just barely showing now, apparently the new format doesn't fit my screen or something.

Apple products suck on a PC.

MahiMike
03-18-2010, 01:09 PM
People BUY music? I thought that's what Limewire was for?

Mr. Flopnuts
03-18-2010, 01:13 PM
They have a nice racket going with that album shit - pay $10 to download a bunch of crap for a single song you want. Soundtracks are good for that. The song "I Love You" by Climax Blues Band is featured in that Zack and Miri make a Porno movie. I heard it on the radio about a year ago and remembered that I liked it, and tried to download it. Well, it's gone from Climax Blues Band's greatest hits, even though it was probably their biggest song. You can only purchase it by buying the fucking soundtrack, which I will never do. I check every now and then to see if they've changed it, as far as I know, they haven't.

I'm one of those people who actually thinks pirating shit is wrong - at least until greedy shit-sucking corporations like Apple try to nickel and dime everybody with crap like this. I guess I'll download the song for free at some illegal site and they can kiss my ass.

:clap:

patteeu
03-18-2010, 02:44 PM
Doesn't make any sense to me, either. Seems like all it does is offend and alienate their customers. I guess the distributor of the soundtrack album pays them to do it, but I don't really see how anybody involved could make enough money to justify it, especially the original artist.

I wish there was just a way to send the actual band members my $1.29 and tell the Apple scumbags to go die in a fire.

Just buy "Couldn't Get It Right" and be happy about it. Either that or pick a band that doesn't make girly music.

*Settle down, Frazie, I'm just playing with you. Take a couple deep breaths and try not to explode.*

bevischief
03-18-2010, 02:46 PM
The internet is full...
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Frazod
03-18-2010, 03:01 PM
Just buy "Couldn't Get It Right" and be happy about it. Either that or pick a band that doesn't make girly music.

*Settle down, Frazie, I'm just playing with you. Take a couple deep breaths and try not to explode.*

Yes, Hog Farmer snuggled up to my left nut this morning, and now you're here for the right one.

Ah, my stalkers - they're so cute and cuddly.

Bacon Cheeseburger
03-18-2010, 04:22 PM
Apple products suck on a PC.
Haven't had any issues with them for quite a while, but back when I still used AOL their software and iTunes used to be in a constant battle to suck up every ounce of memory my computer had.