• Your favorite

    Apple

    ,

    iPhone

    ,

    iPad

    ,

    iOS

    ,
    Jailbreak
    , and
    Cydia
    site.
  • iTunes Will Soon Have 90-Second Previews in the US


    Rumors have circulated for some time that Apple will increase the length of music previews. In a letter sent to music label representatives, Apple has stated that they will now increase song previews to 90-seconds for songs longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Shorter songs will still have 30-second previews. No time frame has been given yet, but the fact that Apple is informing label representatives indicates that the change may be sooner rather than later.

    Apple has a history of playing hardball with the record labels, and they are doing it again. Apple did not ask the record labels if they could change the terms of the Digital Music Download Sales Agreement, they just informed the labels in the letter.

    The extended previews feature, expected to be announced at the annual Apple event in September, failed to materialize. One possible explanation for the delay is that Apple may not have had all of the necessary licensing agreements in place in time for the event. It would seem that Apple now has everything squared away and will soon increase song previews to 90-seconds. This may be a minor upgrade, but it is a welcomed one.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iTunes Will Soon Have 90-Second Previews in the US started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 15 Comments
    1. j3st3r's Avatar
      j3st3r -
      took them long enough
    1. Aliquippakid's Avatar
      Aliquippakid -
      Idk fullpreview in cydia gives you a nice preview.
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      You mean I will actually be able to identify the songs now? Get outta town...

      Joking aside, good stuff.
    1. Aldog18's Avatar
      Aldog18 -
      Good. The 30 "Clips" don't really let me judge the song enough for me to consider buying it so this will be a good change.
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      I might see Eminem suing them again for this, maybe third times a charm for Apple
    1. AnthonyGiola's Avatar
      AnthonyGiola -
      Go eminem go! Sue just for fun! God knows you dont have enough money yet!
    1. cypherpunk's Avatar
      cypherpunk -
      The more they region-lock features, the more I'll pirate music out of sheer spite.
    1. jiggyjae's Avatar
      jiggyjae -
      This would not matter in any shape or form possible. You should know the song you want to buy by the time you preview it anyway. Waste of time.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      This is good. atleast I can listen to the song for a little bit...Ill be listening to the tune and once the 90 sec are over ill be like awww maan, this was the best part!!
    1. StealthBravo's Avatar
      StealthBravo -
      Finally my iTunes experience is complete! This totally changes the way we buy music...again.
    1. athleticswimmer's Avatar
      athleticswimmer -
      Quote Originally Posted by jiggyjae View Post
      This would not matter in any shape or form possible. You should know the song you want to buy by the time you preview it anyway. Waste of time.
      What are we...in a math class? I rather have a 90 sec preview than nuthin, plus for people who just want to see what kind of songs are out there directly on itunes and dont want to be checking on youtube for the songs they find, atleast they could have a 90 sec preview!! thats a whole minute and half if you want to get mathematical. just sayin
    1. scullboyknc's Avatar
      scullboyknc -
      All they have to do to get me to buy songs on iTunes again is to bump the cost of songs back down to 99cents. $1.29 for a song is frickin' ridiculous.
    1. Bennos0's Avatar
      Bennos0 -
      90 seconds Is still not long enough to get into the meat of a dance track. Why not play the whole track at a very low bitrate. iTunes is crap compared to allot of others. Eg Juno , beatport, stompy. Etc etc. They have no idea.
    1. BenderRodriguez's Avatar
      BenderRodriguez -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bennos0 View Post
      90 seconds Is still not long enough to get into the meat of a dance track. Why not play the whole track at a very low bitrate. iTunes is crap compared to allot of others. Eg Juno , beatport, stompy. Etc etc. They have no idea.
      Because users can actually download the previews that iTunes plays, I saw a YouTube video on it, but they can only do this on iDevices, it didn't say Computers which they should allow
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by cypherpunk View Post
      The more they region-lock features, the more I'll pirate music out of sheer spite.
      Yeah I know, it's totally the artists' fault. Why not just go to Amazon MP3? Something tells me it's not spite…