iTunes tracks soon to bid farewell to blanket 99¢ pricing

by admin March 29, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Apple is about to flip the switch on its tiered pricing model in the iTunes Store. Gone will be the blanket 99¢ track in favor of 69¢, 99¢, and $1.29 varieties. Not everyone in the industry agrees that this is the best idea, however.

After nearly four months of anticipation, music tracks from the iTunes Store will soon fall into their new pricing tiers. As of April 7, the blanket 99¢ standard will be gone, and three pricing tiers will be available to customers: 69¢, 99¢, and $1.29, depending on the relative hotness of the track. New and popular songs are expected to start out at $1.29, with older, catalog tracks weighing in at 69¢.

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