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  • iTunes Sucks!

    I was shocked to find that I, someone from Australia, can't upload music and become a content provider for iTunes. I have to only be from America, use a Mac computer, and have a US tax ID, none of which I have!!

    I had no idea! So nobody from England or Europe or Canada or anywhere besides the US can put music on iTunes to sell???
    All things must pass...

  • #2
    Apple are a bunch of Whorellas anyway.

    but if you insist on doign it, and what you say is true, I'm sure there are rip-off services on the net that are based in the US and do these things for foreigners.

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    • #3
      Yeah, probably, and charge you $10 a song (whereas you get 5c a song if they sell from iTunes lol)
      All things must pass...

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      • #4
        if what you say is true, i suspect that the reason Appl requires this is because they do not want to pay strange taxes to any government other than the US government. This is because, you know, they don't make nearly enough money.

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        • #5
          No, obviously iTunes and Apple in general are going broke. lol
          All things must pass...

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          • #6
            I was shocked to find that I, someone from Australia, can't upload music and become a content provider for iTunes. I have to only be from America, use a Mac computer, and have a US tax ID, none of which I have!!

            I had no idea! So nobody from England or Europe or Canada or anywhere besides the US can put music on iTunes to sell???


            Did you do a google search of Itunes Australia and look into signing up with them? I'm going to go ahead and guess not.

            Try Tunecore or any other multiple outlet content placement service. I paid 30 bucks to get them to set me up my own account and get me on numerous sites, itunes included.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://www.patcoast.com" target="_blank">http://www.patcoast.com</a><br><br><br><br><font size="1">&quot;The guy would be strumming along, singing the verse to “Margarittavile” and then he would hit his harmonizer pedal for the chorus. It went from sounding like a guy singing and playing guitar to sounding like the Stephen Hawkings trio.&quot;-<i>Christhee68</i></font><br><br><br><br><font size="1">&quot; the singer of my cover band used to find it funny to let out gaseous forms of vile hate and sadness that would make a plaster baby Jesus weep.&quot;-<i> FitchFY</i></font></div>

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            • #7
              Why even bother with iTunes anymore? I had my last couple records on there and I did sell quite a bit as well as through CDbaby but at this point I'm just going to use Bandcamp. Everything I need is on there to link to and sell my records directly where I cut out the middleman and keep most of the funds. They go right into my paypal. Also, you can link to physical product should someone want to buy a CD which I have set up to have replicated on demand through Kunaki. It's really perfect. If I google myself, yea I'm on all sort of digital distribution but most of my sales were from live shows, through CD baby or the result of a podcast that played my tunes in which case it wouldn't matter where my music was; if someone wanted it they would get it where ever I had it. I can see the benefit of being on iTunes if you're a more well known artist but if you're just a DIY like the rest of us, check out the other alternatives that don't take 1/3 of $$...When I make disks on demand through Kunaki, they take $1 for processing and charge a modest shipping. It's cheaper then CD Baby and all automated.

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              • #8
                I actually did Google iTunes Australia but nothing came up, just the same American iTunes site. Meh.

                I’ve moved on now anyway. Lol.
                All things must pass...

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                • #9
                  I actually did Google iTunes Australia but nothing came up, just the same American iTunes site. Meh.

                  I’ve moved on now anyway. Lol.


                  Ha ha! Well fair enough. You might try what Sean suggested and go with Bandcamp. But if you did go with itunes, you can sign up in your own country and the stuff goes worldwide anyway. But no one's making any real money anyway, so I guess it doesn't matter.
                  <div class="signaturecontainer"><a href="http://www.patcoast.com" target="_blank">http://www.patcoast.com</a><br><br><br><br><font size="1">&quot;The guy would be strumming along, singing the verse to “Margarittavile” and then he would hit his harmonizer pedal for the chorus. It went from sounding like a guy singing and playing guitar to sounding like the Stephen Hawkings trio.&quot;-<i>Christhee68</i></font><br><br><br><br><font size="1">&quot; the singer of my cover band used to find it funny to let out gaseous forms of vile hate and sadness that would make a plaster baby Jesus weep.&quot;-<i> FitchFY</i></font></div>

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                  • #10
                    Thanks! lol I've signed up with Bandcamp. Looks good.
                    All things must pass...

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                    • #11
                      Good choice Grace.

                      Bandcamp is bloody awesome - I love how they offer the customer any format they desire.

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                      • #12
                        I haven't put any songs on there yet. I'm not even ready to put my songs out, but they're gettin' there, and early next year they'll be finished.
                        All things must pass...

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