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11-03-2010, 12:08 AM #1
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.
11-03-2010, 12:11 AM #2
took them long enough
11-03-2010, 12:15 AM #3
Idk fullpreview in cydia gives you a nice preview.
11-03-2010, 12:26 AM #4
11-03-2010, 01:46 AM #5
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.Can I play with madness?
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11-03-2010, 06:23 AM #6
I might see Eminem suing them again for this, maybe third times a charm for AppleName? whereswaldo
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11-03-2010, 08:05 AM #7
Go eminem go! Sue just for fun! God knows you dont have enough money yet!
11-03-2010, 08:24 AM #8
The more they region-lock features, the more I'll pirate music out of sheer spite.
11-03-2010, 08:41 AM #9
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.
11-03-2010, 08:55 AM #10
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!!
11-03-2010, 09:00 AM #11
Finally my iTunes experience is complete! This totally changes the way we buy music...again.
11-03-2010, 09:02 AM #12
11-03-2010, 11:26 PM #13
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.
11-04-2010, 12:53 AM #14
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.
11-04-2010, 01:58 AM #15
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