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Apple intros Complete My Album for iTunes

updated 09:40 am EDT, Thu March 29, 2007

iTunes Complete My Album

Apple on Thursday revealed Complete My Album, a new feature for the iTunes Storethat allows customers to turn their individual tracks into a complete album at a reduced price by giving them a full 99 cent credit for every track previously purchased from that album. Customers have up to 180 days after buying the individual songs from any qualifying album to purchase the rest of that album at a discount: someone who has bought three 99-cent songs from a $10 album, for example, can buy the rest of the album for $7.02 -- saving them both the need to re-purchase tracks they already own as well as the time needed to download them again, according to Apple.

"Music fans can now round out their music collections by upgrading their singles into complete albums with just one click, and get full credit for those songs they have previously purchased from iTunes," iTunes vice president Eddy Cue said. "Complete My Album is a wonderful new way that iTunes helps customers grow and enjoy their music collections."

The feature is available across all currently active iTunes Stores worldwide and automatically creates a retroactive 180-day offer for any singles purchased by customers before the unveiling of the Complete My Album feature.

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  1. adrian_milliner

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    Joined: Jun 2005


    good idea

    i've used it and it works fine.

  1. danviento

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    Joined: Dec 2005



    This is an excellent change that only makes sense. No one wants to pay for the same thing twice, and that has probably stopped some (including myself) from doing just what this purchase model suggests. Trust Apple to make things simpler, although why it took so long can only be a guess. Perhaps old contract terms with labels and artists?

  1. UberFu

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    Joined: Oct 2002


    i agree.....

    the music industry likes to complicate things_

    It might have been there way of making an extra buck since Steve and Apple were deadlocked on Not raising prices a year ago when the music industry was having one of it's regular temper-tantrums_

    But then again - Apple does weird stuff like this from time to time as well - so who knows_

  1. eldarkus

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    Joined: Feb 2004


    very cool

    but the other thing I'd like to see is getting both the explicit & edited versions.

    I only say that cause I accidentally bought an edited version one time cause I wasnt paying attention. (Yes, all my fault) But I see no need to have to re-pay just for a few swear words from Blink 182 or anyone else!

  1. parsec_kadets

    Senior User

    Joined: Mar 2002


    older purchases too

    So right now I see albums that are eligible that I purchased years ago. I have until June 26th to complete one that I bought a song from back in 2005. That's a nice bonus that Apple didn't have to do. However, there is one snag. I bought some songs from The Crystal Method's Legion of Boom album, but that one isn't eligible because they changed the name of it on iTunes to "Legion of Boom (Audio Version)". That simple addition nullified my ability to complete it.

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