iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby lwmjr » Thu Nov 14, 2013 11:58 am

digby723 wrote:
lwmjr wrote:With all the free download sites,,,,,,,, why pay for it :?:


Prefer to support the artists I'm listening to, especially with the lesser known bands.

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby bfaddict » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:15 pm

no itunes in staples this year :x

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby digby723 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:06 pm

lwmjr wrote:http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/09/03/less-than-a-stinkin-cent/


That's for streaming though. Doesn't say how much an artist earns from itunes if purchasing an album directly from them.

http://www.investinganswers.com/persona ... loads-3818
^ This article breaks it down as to how much an artist makes via someone downloading a CD from itunes. $0.94 may be next to nothing, but it's more than if I were to illegally download a CD.

"a low-end royalty deal only pays 30 cents per album sale -- amazingly small for a CD purchase, especially considering that bands may have to divide that among several members.

iTunes and Napster

In the popular digital realm, a $9.99 download on a program like iTunes nets artists a modest 94 cents -- less than a 10% cut. The record company takes $5.35 and Apple keeps the remaining $3.70.

Artists get nine cents for each individual song downloaded on Napster and iTunes. To put that into perspective, musicians need to sell 12,399 songs a month to earn a salary equal to a McDonald’s employee. "

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby MegaBlue » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:43 pm

That's why a majority of musicians make a lot of money on merchandise sold at venues: There's likely less overhead in charging $40 for a t-shirt at a concert than by charging $9.99 for an album sold through iTunes.

I wonder just how large the cut is for musicians for ticket and merchandise sales for a tour, anyway. Considering that the Jonas Brothers ( :( ) could sell out a 25,000-seat venue LIKE THAT and charge $40 for t-shirts (that, of course, most people are likely to buy), there has to be SOME money to be made on the tour side of things.

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby bfaddict » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:19 pm

Per the show Nashville lol -They make a shit load for tours.

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby vivk1010 » Mon Nov 18, 2013 12:03 pm

I was at Bed Bath & Beyond this weekend. They have $25 itunes cards for $20. This special is going on until 11/26 I believe.

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby MegaBlue » Mon Nov 18, 2013 6:35 pm

That's about standard for the 20% savings. Giant Eagle grocery stores have $60 iTunes card packs on sale for $54 through the rest of the year in a price-lock promotion, I believe. That's only a 10% savings, but it does undercut a majority of retailers for most of the year surrounding Black Friday weekend. :D

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Also, going back to "download the songs for free vs. paying for them on iTunes/AmazonMP3/insert service here," an article about Jesse McCartney's upcoming new EP was posted to his Facebook page this afternoon. In reading the article, I found out that his seemingly-lost 2010 album, "Have It All," was put up on iTunes for a while (and, evidently, I must have missed it back then). I wound up finding a site that had it up for download, and did download it for free. I would have gladly paid for it, seeing as how I have a TON of other JMac media that I legally own outright:
- CDs: Beautiful Soul, Off The Record, Right Where You Want Me, Departure
- DVDs: Up Close, The Beautiful Soul Tour, "Schooled" (bought off of eBay, originally sold through OfficeMax)

Like I said before, I'll only download if it's meant to be free, or if it was never officially released. (However, I did pay a good money for the original presses of the Jonas Brothers' "It's About Time" album in both regular and DualDisc [THERE'S a throwback to a fad from the past] formats years after they left Columbia Records for Disney's Hollywood label, so, yeah, I'll pay for it if a physical copy exists somewhere.

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby Rendi2 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:00 am

I am disappoined target doesnt hace the $30 multipack for $20 this year - the last couple of years they did and that made it $60 for $40...does anyone remember if there were itunes deals last year after bf?

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby digby723 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:05 am

Rendi2 wrote:I am disappoined target doesnt hace the $30 multipack for $20 this year - the last couple of years they did and that made it $60 for $40...does anyone remember if there were itunes deals last year after bf?


I don't remember seeing any on Cyber Monday last year, but I could be mistaken.

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Re: iTunes Cards & You: The 2013 Edition

Postby lwmjr » Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:40 am

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