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Who uses the iTunes store for their music downloads?

I have never used the iTunes store and don't intend to.
19 (46.3%)
I have never used the iTunes store but may give it a try in the future.
4 (9.8%)
I have used the iTunes store once/occassionally.
9 (22%)
I'm a frequent user of the iTunes store
9 (22%)

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Offline Dungeon Master

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Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« on: December 24, 2011, 12:40:12 AM »
I am running a poll to see if anyone uses, or is willing to use, the Apple iTunes store for their legal download purchases. This includes music, movies, TV shows, apps and books.

Note that I am referring to the online music store where people can buy tracks and albums online. I am not referring to the iTunes software used for organising and playing their music. I realise the two are intimately linked, but my interest is in who uses the store to purchase music and other products.

I am trialing an affiliate link to iTunes to help financially support this website.

If people do use iTunes for their purchases, the affiliate link may be worth my time/effort. If not, it is just added distracting advertising.

Note that the iTunes search feature that pops up on GMG now is a live search/display box. Type in a few keywords and the box instantly returns CD suggestions, without leaving GMG.

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music downloads?
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 01:41:44 AM »
I am a frequent user of the iTunes store, but not for music. I use it for movies and TV shows that I either purchase or rent through the Apple TV 2. Not sure if this qualifies for the purposes of the poll.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music downloads?
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 04:02:26 AM »
Anything available on the iTunes store - music, TV shows, movies, apps, books.


original post modified to reflect all products.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 04:06:34 AM »
I have never used the iTunes store and don't intend to.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2011, 05:10:56 AM »
I voted "frequently" although I'm really somewhere between that point and "occasionally".

I generally buy from iTunes when I need something I don't have for my teaching and I need it right away. This would usually be a single track of a popular song or a particular movement of a classical piece.

My iTunes account is actually more active, though, because both my wife and son use it to purchase their music.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2011, 09:14:29 AM »
I make maybe two or three album-length music purchases per month from the iTunes Store, when I want a download purchase that's not available from Amazon (e.g. releases on Hyperion) or on the rare occasion when something is available both places but cheaper at iTunes. I'm counting this as “frequently”.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2011, 09:23:11 AM »
I intend to have the physical discs in my hands, with cover arts and booklets.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2011, 09:53:37 AM »
What's 'iTunes'?

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 10:15:19 AM »
What's 'iTunes'?

Something modern that replaces the old fork, I guess.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 10:22:39 AM »
Apple is now in the pantheon with Google and Microsoft. I avoid them as much as reasonably possible.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 10:36:08 AM »
I avoid them as much as reasonably possible.

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 12:34:03 PM »
Occasionally, but mainly for non-classical music. For exploring classical music I have a subscription to Naxos Music Library. For classical downloadable purchases I prefer at least CD quality files (such as FLAC) or preferably higher definition files, which I burn to DVD-Audio discs.
Good printed program notes with photos are a still a big advantage of commercial physical disc formats. I have bought downloads that included a PDF of the notes, but it isn't the same and I rarely use the notes.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 01:22:58 PM »
I have used them quite a bit but only for non-classical Music :)

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2011, 07:26:32 PM »
I've purchased music from all genres, apps and TV episodes. Have had several disappointing purchases with classical music, mostly from labels Decca and DG, but harmonia mundi, Naxos and Naive sound good. And TV shows I purchase in HD and they look great.

I have found several recordings recommended here on GMG with a much higher price on Amazon than iTunes that I have settled for the latter. I realize I am losing out on several factors that are important (booklet with texts, possibly better sound quality...) but in many cases if the samples sound clear and I already have a recording with the text then I feel comfortable with just the digital format. For example, I really want to buy the Minkowski Haydn "London" recordings, the cheapest price on amazon is $29 plus $2.99 for shipping, whereas iTunes has it for $11.99, I've sampled all the tracks, and even spent .99 cents on one track for a full movement, and have decided to purchase it digitally.

Based on the previous replies it looks as if I may be in the minority.

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2012, 03:52:39 AM »
Tried it - didn't appreciate their 'offer' to upload things from my computer (would they have stopped at the things I suggested - don't think so !) so I erased it within 10 minutes  shan't return.
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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 09:40:08 AM »
Hm, I voted "I have never used the iTunes store but may give it a try in the future," but, come to think of it, that is so unlikely that I should have voted "I have never used the iTunes store and don't intend to." ::)

You should let us change our votes. 0:)

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2012, 04:25:25 PM »
I intend to have the physical discs in my hands, with cover arts and booklets.

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2012, 08:17:10 AM »
I never use or will use anything from Apple. And although I am not against Apple on principle, and I am not against adds from itunes, What irritates me beyond believe is the fact that I get, every time I go on GMG, the rather pressing message to downloads plugins. Have to click them away, and it slows down the loading of pages for me. If I want to download the thing I click on the add, but this frequent popping up of the plugins works on my nerves.

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Re: Who uses the iTunes store for their music and other downloads?
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2012, 08:20:31 AM »
I never use or will use anything from Apple. And although I am not against Apple on principle, and I am not against adds from itunes, What irritates me beyond believe is the fact that I get, every time I go on GMG, the rather pressing message to downloads plugins. Have to click them away, and it slows down the loading of pages for me. If I want to download the thing I click on the add, but this frequent popping up of the plugins works on my nerves.

Plugins for what purpose, Harry? To play videos or something? I ask because I've never gotten one.... :-\

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« Reply #19 on: March 02, 2012, 08:23:04 AM »
Plugins for what purpose, Harry? To play videos or something? I ask because I've never gotten one.... :-\

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On top of my page it says you have to install certain plugins to run the functionality of the itunes add on the GMG pages. It pops up when I click on GMG