When Apple introduced variable pricing, the purpose was for music labels to be able charge more for popular songs … and to push people o buy albums. There was supposed to be a huge library of $0.69 songs … but anyone who has browsed the store knows that most everything is either $0.99 or $1.29 – or is the crap on albums that nobody wants!
This morning I hit up Amazon.com as usual (for the free Android app of the day), and I find that Amazon has launched a new $0.69 singles store! As the site says:
Instantly buy all the bestselling new songs for only $0.69 each and gift your favorite songs to your friends. Use Amazon’s Cloud Player to upload songs and albums purchased from the Amazon MP3 Store.
If you are looking for the latest pop hits, this is a great way to get the songs for ~40% less than on iTunes!