Apple Looking into Users Getting Unlimited Downloads of a Song from iTunes

By Ed Silverstein March 04, 2011

iTunes’ users may have an easier and potentially less expensive way to download a song. 

Apple wants to see if users could have an unlimited number of times that they download a song from iTunes after initially paying for it, according to media reports.

Currently, users who buy a song on iTunes download it once, and can’t download it again without paying again, explains TG Daily.

It is the user’s responsibility to store the audio file and not lose it.

It is a particular issue for users with many media devices. Transferring files among devices can be time-consuming.

TG Daily explains the record labels are the ones who put in place the one- download-per-payment requirement.

TG Daily points out that when Sony offered the Connect digital music store, users could download a song up to five times after they paid for it.

In related iTunes news, TechZone360 reported late last year that Apple’s iTunes was clearly dominant in the digital market.

 iTunes has 66.2 percent of the digital market. The next closest provider is Amazon, which had 13.3 percent of the digital market.

Digital Trends reports that there are days that Apple’s iTunes got almost 90 percent of the digital market. This left Amazon at a distant 6-10 percent, according to TechZone360.

In other iTunes news, the Billboard Chart App is now available on the iTunes App store, according to TechZone360.

The App features 15 charts, from the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 to genre rankings and ringtones, according to TechZone360.

In addition, users will have access to 60 years of chart history, and can search the many offerings either by artist, album or song, view the Billboard rankings, listen to 30 seconds of the song of their choice, and then make their purchases directly through iTunes, according to TechZone360.


Ed Silverstein is a TechZone360 contributor. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Tammy Wolf

TechZone360 Contributor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Verizon Needs Tough Love on Copper Policies

By: Doug Mohney    1/29/2015

New regulation on broadband and telecommunications providers is at top of mind here at ITEXPO. Jeff Pulver, founder and chief executive of pulver.com …

Read More

OTT Video Set to Top $6 Billion in 2019

By: Tara Seals    1/29/2015

When it comes to over-the-top (OTT) video, it has grown not only in developed regions but also in emerging markets, both as an alternative and complem…

Read More

Digium CEO: Businesses at Every Level Can Get Started with UCaaS

By: Allison Boccamazzo    1/29/2015

Digium CEO Danny Windham made one thing clear during his keynote presentation at ITEXPO 2015: Businesses of all kinds, at every developmental level, c…

Read More

When Gaming Isn't a Game: 3 Best Practices to Protect Your Hosting Service Against DDoS Attacks

By: Joe Eskew    1/28/2015

The unprecedented number of security breaches, hacks and DDoS attacks on gaming communities, software manufacturers and even Hollywood studios grew to…

Read More

No Hackers Took Down Facebook; Hour's Outage Mostly Internal

By: Steve Anderson    1/28/2015

Facebook released a statement not long after the outage had hit, revealing that the cause of the shutdown was not "...the result of a third-party atta…

Read More