86% of Fans Want iTunes To Price Match Amazon

image from www.themoneytimes.com Fans want iTunes to price match Amazon.

With a keynote from Steve Jobs coming this month, the writers behind TMM surveyed their readers on what they hoped will be announced.

86% of them want iTunes to price match with Amazon's services. It's possible, but not likely.

With 70% of the digital music download market, Apple doesn't need to play catch up.

After all, Amazon's Daily Deals don't appear to have challenged their dominance.

Additionally, 71% of people want reduced the restrictions on variable song and album pricing. And 57% of people are unconcerned about easier integration with third party services. Other readers said the iTunes sample rate isn't high enough.

They want higher quality music.

What would you like announced from Steve Jobs?

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  1. and 100% of Musicians wanna ass fuck all those fans that want a price match with bitorrent as well as the guy that posted that comment….*lol*

  2. As a musician: As long as the payout % stay the same I don’t see it as a big deal. It would be nice but I think the main point has already been made. WHY would Apple need to do this? *Asks question while downloading a single for $1.29 on ITunes*

  3. This is a weird study. Firstly, why wouldn’t 100% of the people surveyed want them to price-match? Who were the 14% who wouldn’t want that, Apple employees??
    Secondly, Apple would never be able to fully price-match, as Amazon pays the difference from those super-cheap deals to the labels (meaning, every time you see an album on sale for a week at $3.99, Amazon is actually paying the 3-bucks-plus difference directly to the labels).

  4. Nonsense article… Is it just me or doesnt Hypebot produce a lot more “nonsense” articles than ever?

  5. Price matches really don’t bother me, but Amazon.com has a much higher rate of free and promotional offers, and much better deals than iTunes, such as having 100+ albums for only $5 each month.

  6. They will stick with their pricing until the market starts to shift away from itunes.
    Apple are a smart bunch of cookies, they have cornered the marker for people that still pay for music.

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