iTunes DRM-free pricing

Stuart Maxwell notes that iTunes DRM-free pricing has begun to appear around the world (click here). We know its baseline pricing differs from country-to-country. Its DRM-free pricing will differ too but, in theory, the ratio of DRM and DRM-free song prices should be the same.

Well, apparently not. In the US and Europe there is a 30% premium for DRM-free tracks, 25% for the UK and in New Zealand the premium is 39%. No word on the Australian price yet. Why this should be so remains a puzzle. Like games, the next version of the iTunes Index will include this too.

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