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iTunes Japan rant [Sep. 9th, 2005|01:39 am]
桜井香津美
I think we should start a petition... not one at some lame site that does them en masse... but somehow do one to force Apple/iTunes to let users purchase music from an international version of the iTunes catalog.

-_-; They recently launched iTunes in Japan. I figure since it's become hard for me to find Japanese music to download (albums preferably) nowadays... that buying them on iTunes is always cheaper than buying in a store, and definitely cheaper x2 when you minus shipping. :\

I don't think it should matter what label they're on. Seriously... The country-restriction thing in regards to iTunes and DVDs is a fucking joke... They're still getting $$$, why does it matter?

The Apple website does have this, though: http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunes.html Basically you can send them feedback (aka demand) to add Japanese and other foreign artists to the US catalog. I think it's ridiculous they don't all just share the same catalog, of course personalizing the main page on iTunes for a user of a specific country.
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-09-09 07:51 am (UTC)
I'd love to get my hands on European or Japanese iTunes. Then maybe I'd actually BUY something from iTunes.
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-09-09 09:40 am (UTC)
Yeah, English/American music is soooo last season. ;)
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[User Picture]From: xochitl
2005-09-09 11:08 am (UTC)
I have my little handful of favorites, but for the most part I don't listen to new American pop/rock music. And the ones I do like, I always buy their CDs rather than stuff from iTunes. x.x
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[User Picture]From: shinwachou
2005-09-09 01:42 pm (UTC)
I end up encoding and/or ripping copies of physical CDs anyway, so I'd rather buy from a place like iTunes. It usually costs several dollars less than a physical CD sold in stores. :\

I wish companies would catch up with the times, and realize it ultimately hurts their business restricting who can buy what from where with their service.
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