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Apple offers discounted Grammy award-winning music

Apple announced today that it is offering special pricing on all albums that include a Grammy award-winning track on the iTunes Music Store (iTMS) in the US. Starting today, all qualifying albums can be downloaded for $2 off its original cost, which brings the price of most albums down to $7.99.

The special version of “Across the Universe” performed live during the CBS Grammy telecast by leading artists including Bono, Stevie Wonder, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Velvet Revolver, and Tim McGraw is also available as a 99 cent download exclusively on the iTMS in the US and Canada, with all proceeds going to the Southeast Asia tsunami relief efforts.

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Thank you Apple for placing a fair value on the Grammys as a measure of music quality :)

Posted by Nagromme on February 14, 2005 at 7:53 AM (CST)


I wonder why Loretta Lynn’s “Van Lear Rose” is still listed at $9.99?  Was it originally $11.99?

Posted by BulkHedd on February 14, 2005 at 9:54 AM (CST)


How good was the All Across the Universe cover? I can’t stream the sample, so is it worth the 99cents?

Posted by starperformer in Fort Worth, TX on February 14, 2005 at 1:35 PM (CST)


if this doesnt prove the evils of DRM i dont know what does…

Posted by b6662966 on February 14, 2005 at 3:29 PM (CST)


99 cents for “Across The Universe”? I guess that’s priced about right….I had the misfortune of tuning into the Grammys for that godawful caterwauling suckfest of music butchery. Stevie Wonder’s 15 seconds of harmonica playing was probably the only bit that didn’t make me want to rip my ears out of my head. Donate to the Tsunami Relief fund, by all means, but there are better ways of doing so than by supporting bad musical performances!

Posted by lucygoosey on February 15, 2005 at 5:09 AM (CST)


Hah. Green Day’s “American Idiot” is still $9.99. So much for the “discount.”

Posted by Bearsfan in everything. on February 15, 2005 at 11:17 AM (CST)

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