MUSIC fans will soon be able to download their favourite songs from iTunes to any MP3 player, and more cheaply, with a new three-tiered pricing system.
This system ends the standard fee of $1.69 in Australia and US99c in America is being introduced in the US in April.
It means oldies, such as Billy Ray Cyrus’s 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart, won’t cost as much as the new Kings of Leon single Use Somebody. Apple will charge 69c, 99c and $1.29 in the US. Apple Australia has yet to confirm that it will follow suit, but it is considered likely.
Apple will remove anti-piracy software from iTunes, but the trade-off will be some higher prices and was under pressure from Sony Music, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group to allow differential pricing.
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