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iTunes now offering two-song Digital 45s

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
News Categories: iTunes

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Harkening back to the days of the vinyl 45 rpm record, the iTunes Store has launched a new section of the store for “D45s.” As with vinyl 45s, these new digital packs contain two songs, traditionally made up of a single and B-side. Currently available D45s include selections from artists such as David Bowie, Prince, Coldplay, Foreigner, and The Doors; pricing ranges from $1.49 to $1.99.

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1

Rhino launched the Digital 45 in honor of the 45 rpm single’s 60h birthday.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 14, 2009 at 6:48 AM (PDT)

2

must be US only at the moment - not available in Aus iTMS.

typical….! :(

Posted by yinyang on July 14, 2009 at 8:49 AM (PDT)

3

Is that a foreign spelling of Foreigner? wink

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on July 14, 2009 at 10:16 AM (PDT)

4

What a deal.  Two songs for the price of….2?

Posted by dave on July 14, 2009 at 10:44 AM (PDT)

5

What’s the point of this? Seems like a stupid gimmick to me.

Posted by Joe Attardi on July 14, 2009 at 11:59 AM (PDT)

6

This only happened because very few are are buying songs at $1.29 as Steve Jobs predicted. The record companies just don’t get it and this is their attempt to get you to buy the $1.29 song with mainly a garbage/throwaway song thrown in to make us believe we are getting a deal! :-(

Posted by gman on July 14, 2009 at 11:17 PM (PDT)

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@Joe Attardi: these Digital 45s will often include non-album B-Sides, unavailable anywhere else.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 15, 2009 at 11:36 AM (PDT)

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