Finally, Itunes aka Steve Jobs gives up the copyright protection Itunes , but wait the price is now increasing.......once again we(the consumers) lose. Whats wrong with this picture? New downloads will now cost $1.29 up from $.99 The record companies got what they wanted. I call it price gouging/fixing. What makes a $.99 download now worth $1.29?..the answer is nothing but greed. The record companies are trying to prop-up their losses due to poor management decisions in the past. Will the artist (the people that actually make the music) benefit.....no!!! They have price-fixed Cd's for years now they have finally twisted Steve Jobs arm and the price fix is in for downloads. We get screwed. The same crappy music now cost more, and they wonder why downloading is so popular.....Duh!!!
Actually I am only a fan of Itunes as software to mange my mp3's. I prefer to ripp my own music from lp's or Cd's that I already own, but I didn't have a problem with paying $.99 for a single download. It will be a cold day in hell before I pay $.30 more for a single song and I know I'm not alone.