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Facebook giving away 10 million iTunes music samplers

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By LC Angell

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Published: Tuesday, July 25, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

Popular social networking site Facebook today announced a back-to-school promotion to give away 10 million music samplers from the iTunes Music Store. The site said that starting today it will give away 1 million, 25-song music samplers from iTunes each week for the next 10 weeks. Each iTunes sampler will feature “select songs from a different genre ranging from Alternative to Rock, Hip-Hop to Dance and Electronica.” Facebook, which launched in February 2004, has registered over 8.3 million people and ranks as the seventh-most trafficked site in the US, according to comScore.

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..and how do i get one of these samplers?

Posted by jm on July 25, 2006 at 8:43 AM (PDT)


There’s a link on the “Apple Students” facebook group that will send you a facebook PM with the code for redemption.

Posted by Whyren in Midwest on July 25, 2006 at 8:58 AM (PDT)


I don’t see the link on the Apple Students group…any advice?

Posted by Brian on July 25, 2006 at 9:45 AM (PDT)


It looks as though you have to join the group before the link becomes available.

Posted by Whyren in Midwest on July 25, 2006 at 10:03 AM (PDT)


1. Join the “Apple Students” group…..

2. Then, click the link on the opening photo.  By clicking that link, you will receive a PM.

3. Now check your messages.  There will be a message with an iTunes code. 

4. Open iTunes, click the “Redeem” link and enter your code.

Posted by Jason Bartley on July 25, 2006 at 10:15 AM (PDT)


This is pretty cool.

Apparantly, there will be different 25 song playlists available each Monday for six weeks.

Posted by boilerjay on July 25, 2006 at 10:17 AM (PDT)


People are reporting that it takes a dollar out of your account if you have a giftcard when you try and redeem it.

Posted by Jordan on July 25, 2006 at 11:57 AM (PDT)


Do you have to register with FaceBook? Because my school is not supported.

Posted by Anonymous on July 25, 2006 at 12:04 PM (PDT)


It’s for US customers only unfortunately though :(

Posted by Eraserhead on July 25, 2006 at 12:08 PM (PDT)


It doesn’t work in firefox, bastards.  Worked in IE.

Posted by idiots on July 25, 2006 at 12:41 PM (PDT)


Anon comment #8, what school do you go to?

Posted by nh on July 25, 2006 at 12:45 PM (PDT)


Like a responsible college student with an iBook, I was already registered with the Apple Students Facebook group. I was able to go to the group’s page, click the ad for it, and I was immediately sent the message with the redeemable code. I’m downloading it now. Not bad!

And if it makes any difference, I still had 10¢ left in my iTMS account, and it’s still there.

Posted by Ben on July 25, 2006 at 1:41 PM (PDT)


It DOES work with Firefox… I just disabled the Popup Blocker and it worked. It isn’t a pop-up link, but it worked so whatever.

Posted by Alex Zman on July 25, 2006 at 3:03 PM (PDT)


For those that are curious as to what is on the first playlist, here is the link to it on iTMS.  Note, you still have to go onto Facebook, get a code, and enter it to get the playlist for free.

Posted by Nick V on July 25, 2006 at 3:06 PM (PDT)


thanks just downloaded it (on firefox). 10 25-song downloads? that’s a lot of free songs; I’m bound to find something new I’ll like.

Posted by jm on July 25, 2006 at 7:55 PM (PDT)


I just downloaded those songs.  However, I don’t have a credit card on file or gift card.  Will I receive a bill in the mail for the tax?

Posted by Manny on July 25, 2006 at 8:48 PM (PDT)


They’re Free!

Posted by Jason on July 25, 2006 at 11:03 PM (PDT)


Quote nb: “Anon comment #8, what school do you go to?”

I go to Heathside School in Surrey, England.

Posted by Anonymous on July 26, 2006 at 3:39 AM (PDT)


Oh Sorry. It only works in the USA store. Maybe they should make another for the UK store.

Posted by Anonymous on July 26, 2006 at 3:54 AM (PDT)


Yeah it was the Firefox issue that got me.

Posted by Brian on July 26, 2006 at 5:35 AM (PDT)

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