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Originally Posted by reberto View Post
It's not Apple's fault for the DRMs. The record labels wanted to protect their music from pirates (lol). But if you have even been paying attention, Apple has been working hard with record companies to remove said DRMs. If you go to the iTunes Music Store, anything with a "+" next to the price tag is higher quality and DRM free.
Clearly I have not been paying attention to iTunes store. I assumed that was evident in my first post.

Nonetheless, I'm glad to hear that they are slowly ridding the music of DRM.
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Who's the first?
Walmart; please try and read the thread before replying.
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Walmart; please try and read the thread before replying.
Even reading the original post alone would have answered that question.

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The day where new albums aren't released on CD's and only lossy downloads is the day when I go insane.
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i actually like iTunes. iTunes+ Is the shiz. I buy lots of music from iTunes
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The day where new albums aren't released on CD's and only lossy downloads is the day when I go insane.
That day is in the very near future... as much as older generations go (people older than 20), many will continue to buy CDs etc. But youre the minority. The older you are, the smaller market you become. Younger kids teens, and young adults are the key. If you're 35+ you don't matter (to the industry).

I actually went to a highschool and a middleschool and asked kids if they bought cds etc. Most highschoolers HAD bought some CDs, but the majority was digital. For the middleschool kids, practically none had bought cds and all had ipods.

Times are changing. The younger generations never experienced CDs (same thing can be said about vinyls) and they don't really care to. Ipod / mp3 player do the trick just fine for them. They cant REALLY tell much of a difference between quality (and don't really care either), even if you do.
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Vinyl records are the next big thing. Apple is working on their iVictrola as we speak.

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I've never bought anything off iTunes. Come to think of it, I've never bought music online. It's more fun to buy the actual album in a store (and then rip it myself). Then I control the quality, not Apple.
I totally agree with you on purchasing music in store. I've only purchased from Apple when people give me gift cards for iTunes (even though I have a Creative player ). I've also bought online-only recordings of concerts (every one is archived and available for purchase) of Gov't Mule, but they are sold in FLAC format, so that pleases me greatly.
For $1 a song (same price as in store) I expect better than stupid MP3.
Also, I listen to a lot of music that was sold on vinyl (classic rock!), so it was album-oriented, not this pick and choose a single song crap of recent. The album is a compilation in itself, and I think iTunes is making people forget that it isn't a list of songs, but an entity.
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I want to invent a new analogue format to take down this online lossy deal once and for all. We are going backwards in audio quality in the past 20 or so years people. This needs to change fast.
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Anything Apple really sucks IMO. Itunes is no exception.
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