Why iTunes sucks ass

April 13, 2005 at 10:04 pm 1 comment

Ok this is pissing me off. There’s a new Brigitte Fontaine single up on itunes france. But when I click to buy it it tells me my account can ONLY buy stuff in the u.s. Ok Apple first you restrict the number of times I can burn a file, NOW I CAN’T BUY IMPORTS? WTF? I remember when Kekeland came out and I ran to Virgin’s Megastore in Orlando to buy it and they told me they didn’t have it, then weeks later it showed up in abudance. I thought the point of internet music exchange was to ALLOW us a greater freedom in buying stuff, not to restrict us to the bull shit our country produces. When I heard about itunes I was hoping I could buy shit loads of japanese re-issues and french singles and stuff, instead it’s more restrictive than your average indie store. This is ridicilous. If I click on the flag in itunes I can cruise through other country’s music BUT I CAN’T FUCKING BUY IT? Fuck this, I mean seriously. I will never buy an Apple product again, this is complete bullshit. Please let me buy the music I want, I don’t want some virtual rules strangling away the freedoms the internet is supposed to enjoy. I mean my only option to get this song now is to download it from p2p (it’s not available in the u.s.) BTW I just searched the itunes U.S. store and they don’t even have Brigitte Fontaine in stock.

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  • 1. ALJ  |  April 13, 2005 at 10:44 pm

    one thing I do wanna specify in about this tangled rant. i do realize that several different companies release one album in different countries (for instance Drag City is released by Domino in the u.k. etc) hence I do respect Apple’s attempt to keep one internet savy label from hogging all the profits of mp3 sales, but most of the music I’m seeing for sale in France, Germany (DUDE THEY HAVE AN EXLUCSIVE ALICE COLETRANE ALBUM) and other places can be legally imported and sold in the u.s. Additionlly when I tried to create an itunes Germany account I was declined becuase my credit card isn’t German. Hence Itunes can track my purchases and country by my credit card. So if I buy outkast off itunes france, why can’t my money be channeled to their american label? then I could buy all the imports i want, feed euros into American artist like Alice Coltrane.

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