Apple to give iTunes customers credit for singles

Apple has reportedly been working with record labels to give iTunes customers credit for previously purchased singles when they subsequently buy the entire album. “It’s one of the problems of the digital-music era,” reports CNET News.com. “You buy a couple of songs from an album at 99 cents each. After listening to them a few times, you think you might want the album. Trouble is, you’ve either got to buy the other nine tracks individually or pay the full $9.99 for the album. Either way, you don’t get any credit for the songs you’ve bought, making you somewhat less likely to buy the album… Apple Computer and the record labels are onto this. Supposedly, iTunes customers may soon be able to buy the album and get credit for any single tracks they have bought.”

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