It was hoped that the launch of variable pricing on the iTunes Store would see thousands if not millions of older, back catalog songs selling for 69Â. Instead, whereas the vast majority of songs still tagged at the original 99Â asking price and there is an abundance of $1.29 tracks, it’s actually difficult locate lower cost music.
Fortunately, there is a way to get the music you want at a lower price and while using Apple’s slickly designed music store””Advantageous mp3“”which connects the gooey-licious iTunes interface with AmazonMP3, providing the best of both worlds..
Browse through the iTunes Store, just as usual. Or use iTunes Genius feature to find new music … When you find something you want, click on Get MP3 from Amazon in the iTunes Script Menu.
For whatever reason, iTunes 8.1 broke Advantageous mp3, but that issue has been fixed.
Get your copy of Advantageous mp3 1.0.4 here (58.7K). It’s free, though it does require Mac OS X 10.5 and iTunes 8.1.
So, while the big four record labels spend weeks or months repricing their back catalogs on iTunes, you will be slurping down the same high-quality, iPod compatible, DRM free 256K encoded music for less from AmazonMP3.
How cool is that?