The iTunes Music Store has launched in the UK. Hallelujah!

The price per song isn’t as bad as people feared: 79p instead of the expected 99p.

Like Jon, I immediately prepared myself to deplete my bank balance. However, like Richard, I soon discovered that my money was relatively safe.

It seems that there have been some negotation problems between Apple and the Association of Independent Music. The upshoot of this is that there is a distinct lack of good music available.

The Corrs and Jamie Cullum just don’t cut for me, I’m afraid. My credit card is staying firmly in pocket until I’m in a position to bankrupt myself by buying the entire Rough Trade back catalogue.

Have you published a response to this? :

Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote Fire

It’s a dry summer even by Arizona standards.