iTunes Drops DRM/Intros Variable Pricing
Along with the updates to iTunes in the last day, this Tuesday brings about the elimination of DRM music on iTunes – all music is now iTunes Plus (DRM-Free).
The majority of songs continue to cost $0.99 but some will creep up to $1.29/song and some will “sink” to $0.69. There are some fun songs (some may say classics) available for $0.69. According to most Apple’s system is the way the songs are priced, not the artist choice. It is kind of a automated supply and demand where frequently downloaded songs/popular songs will costs a little more and songs which “slide down the charts” will be cheaper.
The other question will the artists get a bit more money if their song is popular. If anyone has more specifics, let us know.