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Albums for less that £5.00 on iTunes Store!

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8y, 1m agoFound 8 years, 1 month ago
As title, some good albums for less than a fiver!

THIS DEAL WILL NOT SUIT PEOPLE WHO LIKE MUSIC ON A DISK!!

Maybe not as cheap as some CD alternative, but for people that only buy digital....

Bloc Party - Weekend In The City

iTunes - £4.74
Play.com - £7.25
(Download Price)
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banned#1
Hasn't it been like this for a while? Still an alright price though.
#2
Don't know how long it's been like this, just noticed the advert on iTunes homepage.

Perfect for people that stay the legal side of digital music
:whistling:
#3
iCodd
Don't know how long it's been like this, just noticed the advert on iTunes homepage.

Perfect for people that stay the legal side of digital music
:whistling:


cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music in a cd
#4
gcmarcal
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music in a cd


No reason to vote cold, I mentioned about CD's in the description!
banned#5
gcmarcal
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music in a cd


How is it a cold deal if you don't want it. This was posted to let everyone know that some albums are £5 and some people would be grateful. If you don't have anything good to say then what the point in saying it. :)
#6
Well said tr2k8 :thumbsup:
#7
tr2k8
How is it a cold deal if you don't want it. This was posted to let everyone know that some albums are £5 and some people would be grateful. If you don't have anything good to say then what the point in saying it. :)



The same applies to you!
:whistling:

Still cold for me despite the tantrums
banned#8
gcmarcal
The same applies to you!
:whistling:

Still cold for me despite the tantrums


I said that there were some good prices in there. I voted hot anyway. Don't go saying **** when you don't know all the facts.
1 Like #9
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on vinyl
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on cassette
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on minidisc
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on SACD/DVD-Audio
... see where i'm going with this?
hot deal for people living in 21st Century
#10
balluji
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on vinyl
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on cassette
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on minidisc
cold deal for people who want to stay on the legal side and want to have a copy of the music on SACD/DVD-Audio
... see where i'm going with this?
hot deal for people living in 21st Century


Made me laugh!! Have some rep... :)

Updated OP to clarify :)
#11
i give up!
1 Like #12
Good price for downloads but still too expensive compared to CDs
1 Like #13
this is why the majority dislike legal downloads so much, the prices are simply rubbish (even at these prices). There's no manufacturing process to pay for so why are they still the same, if not more than owning the physical alternative and that includes the retailer posting the thing to you.
#14
I like this deal, very useful for me, voted hot! Many thanks to the poster :)
Why the controversy :?
#15
come on 20th century people!! ;-)
#16
Suppose it proves something...... Noone has given a decent reason why this is cold?
banned#17
gcmarcal
come on 20th century people!! ;-)


Listen to this mate - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsCyC1dZiN8
#18
tr2k8


Cool, where can a get the LP rather than paying for a stupid download? :p
#19
pinkleponkle
There's no manufacturing process to pay for


It's someone's job at each record company to submit the tracks to the iTunes Store, to scan the artwork, and to encode the tracks, enter track details etc. That person has to be paid.

Then there's all the designers who create the artist pages in the Store, the huge bandwidth used for downloading, the networks, the servers for storing all the tracks, backup servers, backup power supplies, the huge databases that keep track of everything, the credit card processing fees, the customer services staff, the software developers for the Store pages and the iTunes application itself.

All this stuff costs money. The actual manufacturing cost of a CD is a few pence.

I sell digital goods from my own web-site, and it's true there's no physical manufacturing process to pay for, but everything else still costs money.
1 Like #20
JoolsG4
It's someone's job at each record company to submit the tracks to the iTunes Store, to scan the artwork, and to encode the tracks, enter track details etc. That person has to be paid.


My this made me laugh.

The artwork will be on computer already as it will have been photoshopped and delivered in digital format by the designers. The tracks will have been delivered in digital format direct from the mastering suite. The track details will already have been put on computer for the printing of the physical sleeve.

Download costs are negligable these days.

No, the high price of digital downloads are because of greed by major record companies and an overly long "value" chain (that actually adds no value).
#21
GvH
My this made me laugh.


YOUR post made me laugh... just shows how little you know about this.

GvH
The artwork will be on computer already as it will have been photoshopped and delivered in digital format by the designers.


Not necessarily. If you've ever looked at some of the artwork on iTunes tracks it is quite obvious it has been scanned from a print. Sometimes it is slightly crooked and often dust and other marks can be seen in the scans. Even if it's already in digital form, someone still has to prepare it into the specific format accepted by the iTunes Store.

GvH
The tracks will have been delivered in digital format direct from the mastering suite.


No - wrong again. You obviously have absolutely NO IDEA how tracks get into the iTunes Store. Record labels have access to a non-public program called iTunes Producer (read about it here) which allows them to upload their tracks and info to the Store. They have to be encoded in the correct Apple Lossless/AAC/MPEG4 format (not the same as raw CD files from a mastering suite). DRM can be added or not.

GvH
The track details will already have been put on computer for the printing of the physical sleeve.


Yes, and you think these details magically transfer themselves into the iTunes database? No, someone at the record label has to do that in iTunes Producer. Even if its a simple copy & paste job from Illustrator, it still has to be done by someone.

Look at the page I linked to above - there's a lot of info that needs to be entered for every track/CD that gets submitted to the store. It doesn't just happen on its own.

GvH
Download costs are negligable these days.


Absolute rubbish! Do you have any idea how many music tracks, videos, movies etc Apple transports around the internet on a daily basis? They partner with Akamai who specialise in high bandwidth data transfer around the globe. It's terabytes worth of data on a daily basis, and isn't cheap.

A few years ago a company I worked for had a single fibre optic line installed for streaming video, on a relatively small scale. That cost over £12k to install and £1000 a month to run. Multiply that by the amount of data the iTunes Store is shunting around and I don't think you'd find the fees "negligible".

GvH
No, the high price of digital downloads are because of greed by major record companies and an overly long "value" chain (that actually adds no value).


Yes, the record labels are greedy - but they make more from the sale of a physical CD than they do on a download.

You're better off keeping quiet about subjects you know nothing about - you just end up looking silly.
#22
JoolsG4
YOUR post made me laugh... just shows how little you know about this.



Not necessarily. If you've ever looked at some of the artwork on iTunes tracks it is quite obvious it has been scanned from a print. Sometimes it is slightly crooked and often dust and other marks can be seen in the scans. Even if it's already in digital form, someone still has to prepare it into the specific format accepted by the iTunes Store.



No - wrong again. You obviously have absolutely NO IDEA how tracks get into the iTunes Store. Record labels have access to a non-public program called iTunes Producer (read about it here) which allows them to upload their tracks and info to the Store. They have to be encoded in the correct Apple Lossless/AAC/MPEG4 format (not the same as raw CD files from a mastering suite). DRM can be added or not.



Yes, and you think these details magically transfer themselves into the iTunes database? No, someone at the record label has to do that in iTunes Producer. Even if its a simple copy & paste job from Illustrator, it still has to be done by someone.

Look at the page I linked to above - there's a lot of info that needs to be entered for every track/CD that gets submitted to the store. It doesn't just happen on its own.



Absolute rubbish! Do you have any idea how many music tracks, videos, movies etc Apple transports around the internet on a daily basis? They partner with Akamai who specialise in high bandwidth data transfer around the globe. It's terabytes worth of data on a daily basis, and isn't cheap.

A few years ago a company I worked for had a single fibre optic line installed for streaming video, on a relatively small scale. That cost over £12k to install and £1000 a month to run. Multiply that by the amount of data the iTunes Store is shunting around and I don't think you'd find the fees "negligible".



Yes, the record labels are greedy - but they make more from the sale of a physical CD than they do on a download.

You're better off keeping quiet about subjects you know nothing about - you just end up looking silly.


Silly like this hot deal!


I can't believe that someone is actually defending the rip off that digital downloads are!



If you want mp3, buy the flicking CD and rip it!
#23
If the record labels make more money on a cd than they do on a download then someone else is raping the excessive profits in, cough apple cough
#24
gcmarcal
Silly like this hot deal!

I can't believe that someone is actually defending the rip off that digital downloads are!

If you want mp3, buy the flicking CD and rip it!


I'm not defending the cost. Just pointing out where the money goes since some people seem to think that internet distribution it completely cost-free.

I do buy CDs and rip them. Personally I prefer my own choice in compression format and quality and don't want DRM infected music.

If the record labels make more money on a cd than they do on a download then someone else is raping the excessive profits in, cough apple cough


Someone else talking about something they know nothing about.

[INDENT]Apple, typically collects 99 cents each time a customer downloads a song, of which 70 cents is turned over to the record labels. The record labels, in turn, then typically pay 9.1 cents to the music artists who own the copyrights to the songs.

Most of Apple's remaining 29 cents is used for maintenance rather than profit. SOURCE [/INDENT]


Apple runs the iTunes Store predominantly as a way to sell more iPods. That's where they make their profit, not on the sale of downloads.
#25
If what you say is true then how come a certain Russian website can do the exact same as apple for a fraction of the prices. Yes it's borderline illegal but the actual costs of putting the music out there is the same for them as apple and they still make money.
#26
pinkleponkle
If what you say is true then how come a certain Russian website can do the exact same as apple for a fraction of the prices. Yes it's borderline illegal but the actual costs of putting the music out there is the same for them as apple and they still make money.


Isn't it obvious?

It's because the Russian site is not paying 70% of the purchase price to the record labels. In fact they pay 0%. Artists have said time and time again, they've never received a penny from that Russian site.

Also, that Russian site isn't doing exactly the same is it?

They're a far smaller operation, with far less staff, paying far lower wages (average salary in Russia is approximately 80% lower than the US). As Apple has 70-80% of the worldwide download market the infrastructure needed to support that is far higher than a dodgy web-site in Russia with a couple of web servers (which are frequently down).

They also have no marketing budget, whereas Apple frequently advertise, promote, sponsor etc. with iTunes.

You can't compare the costs involved in running a "borderline illegal" business in Russia to the record industry and Apple in the US.
#27
JoolsG4
If you've ever looked at some of the artwork on iTunes tracks it is quite obvious it has been scanned from a print.


There is no excuse for artwork not being crisp and clear. It should be an entirely digital workflow from start to finish, if it is not, something is wrong with the process. Original artwork *will* be in digital format, unless it's back catalog.

JoolsG4
Record labels have access to a non-public program called iTunes Producer......It doesn't just happen on its own.


iTunes Producer is for small labels. The majors dictate to Apple the data and format they must accept, often they will use a digital aggregator such as LoudEye. Apple then have to parse this data, download the tracks FROM the majors and process them. Apple do all the work.

JoolsG4
A few years ago.


Times change, check out Amazon S3. The cost of downloading a track is a fraction of a penny.

JoolsG4
the record labels ... make more from the sale of a physical CD than they do on a download.


That web article you quote is based on you being able to buy just a single track from iTunes whereas you have to buy the whole thing on CD. Yup the shocking news here is that the sale of an entire physical album makes the record companies more than a single 79p download track off iTunes.

JoolsG4
You're better off keeping quiet about subjects you know nothing about - you just end up looking silly.


Finally a statement I can agree with, maybe you should heed it.
banned#28
pinkleponkle
If the record labels make more money on a cd than they do on a download then someone else is raping the excessive profits in, cough apple cough


Taken from here

The document states that $.34 of that $.99 song never leaves Apple, major labels collect $.55 per song, and the artist receives the remaining $.10. According to the panelists, independent artists do a bit better.


So they get just over a third. Like said before Apple gets their money from the ipods. If they were making loads of profits wouldn't you think other companies who do digital downloads would go cheaper than 79p. They can't afford to do it. In the news a while back Apple was saying that they might have to stop the download service because the artists want more money an they just can' t afford to do it.
#29
You know when you go to the supermarkets and milk is the exact same price in all of them? or petrol? It's the same thing here, maximise profits by all clumping together and price fixing between them all. It happens throughout the retail industry, a gentlemans agreement to keep prices higher than they should be and the coffers nice and full.

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