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Disney on iTunes Music Store?

Discussion in 'Archive' started by Zarpman, Nov 4, 2003.

  1. Zarpman

    Zarpman Member

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    Okay, so today iTunes Music Store is boasting the addition of Hillary Duff's "Metamorphosis" album. Now, not that this album is particularly exciting news to me, but the release is on iTunes is. Duff's album is released under Hollywood Records... and a certain Mouse is in charge of that, right?

    Could this mean Disney is eyeballing entering other titles into the iTunes library? Let's hope! The recent Wonderland Music Store project would fit nicely in the library, and most of the "prep" work is apparently already done.

    Here's hoping!
     
  2. Steve LeVine

    Steve LeVine Member

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    I-tunes seems cool but only for buying individual songs. The price for a complete cd is too much for a downloaded version.
     
  3. 1313

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    OT: Disney on iTunes Music Store?

    While hardly comprehensive, here are a few price comparisons (can't imagine why people still shop at Tower for the average compact disc):

    Firehouse Five Plus Two "At Disneyland"
    $12.98 barnesandnoble.com (plus S&H)
    $18.98 Tower Records (in store price)
    $15.98 Amazon (plus S&H)
    $15.99 Best Buy (in store price)
    $07.92 iTunes Music Store

    Blink-182 "Enema Of The State" (Explicit Edition)
    $12.98 barnesandnoble.com (plus S&H)
    $18.98 Tower Records (in store price)
    $14.99 Amazon (plus S&H)
    $14.99 Best Buy (in store price)
    $09.99 iTunes Music Store

    Miles Davis "Sketches Of Spain" (Remastered with Bonus Tracks)
    $12.98 barnesandnoble.com (plus S&H)
    $18.98 Tower Records (in store price)
    $11.98 Amazon (plus S&H)
    $16.99 Best Buy (in store price)
    $07.92 iTunes Music Store

    Sheryl Crow "C'Mon C'Mon"
    $12.98 barnesandnoble.com (plus S&H)
    $16.98 Tower Records (in store price)
    $13.49 Amazon (plus S&H)
    $14.99 Best Buy (in store price)
    $09.99 iTunes Music Store

    I suppose prices are similar at the other online services but in my experience iTMS tracks *sound* better.


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  4. Zarpman

    Zarpman Member

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    I admit the sound quality could be improved upon, but for the niche market that Disney theme park music is, distribution outside of the parks will probably be limited to either Disney embracing one (or several) of the current major online music stores, or (according to a few Imagineering friends that have heard this idea knocked around for several years now) offer their own service.

    Come to think of it, Disneyland/Walt Disney World Forever CDs cost $20 a pop, and had 10 songs max on them. Their source for burning on the kiosks was 192kbps MP3s. 128kbps AACs sound almost as good (not quite) and if we were able to get 10 songs for $9.99... well... the linear notes in those CDs were a generic joke anyways.

    I still look to traditional stores for the best possible sound quality songs, but for such a limited market as our tastes (remember, the casual listener only wants to hear Grim Grinning Ghosts and maybe a fireworks show, not the area music for a retired attraction or monorail spiel) we can hope that Disney will give us the opportunity to own these tracks in whatever (legal) form possible.

    Your thoughts?
     

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