I can't download iTunes free single of the week???

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
December 9, 2008 6:24am CST
Every week, iTunes puts out a free single that you can download. Normally it's a little-known (or not known at all) group, but a lot of times it's actually pretty good. So I'll download it if I like it, it's free, and free definitely works for me. Well, during the Holidays, they've been putting on a free holiday song by someone famous. Most of the time I'll download it - if I remember! Today I went to listen to it and it says it's not available to people who live in the US??? It's Melissa Etheridge, I have no idea what song it is because I can't even look at it. Is there a reason I can't download her song? I mean, is she being banned in the US? I see she has concerts going on... I'll definitely try this again later because I see no reason why I shouldn't be allowed to download it. Have you had this happen before? Do you know what causes it?
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
9 Dec 08
I'm sorry you are having a hard time with itunes. Did you know that Wal-Mart of all places lets us download one free every week? I think there are a free more that do also, I just don't remember where, sorry.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I wonder if it's the same song? I'll have to check that out.... This morning was a new song for the week, so I guess I missed the one last week :-(
• United States
10 Dec 08
I'm not sure what the problem is. I do know I heard some of the artist talking on tv about how they don't get any money from the free downloads. That is understandable. They were pleading with the viewers to pay for the cd's, downloads and such. So some songs may have started having a copywrite so that we would need to pay for them. Good luck dear.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
11 Dec 08
iTunes does their free download to help the new artists get recognized. They figure that if you can download it for free you'll try it. If you like it, you'll buy more. For the holidays though, they usually have a single from a famous persons albumn hoping you'll like the single and buy the albumn...
• United States
21 Dec 08
I hope you where able to download it because it is a great song. It is Christmas in America by Melissa Etheridge. In fact after that I bought the whole album.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
22 Dec 08
Nope, I wasn't able to :-( It figures it'd be a good one... Eh, maybe next year!
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• United States
30 Dec 08
Oh darn it is a good one.
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@hildas (3031)
10 Dec 08
I always download the free weekly single also on i-tunes. I have not had a problem ever but I think the UK version is different anyway. Maybe it will be easy to get tomorrow. If not I would email them and tell them there is some sort of problem. I hope you get your free single single and I wish you luch with this also. Take care.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 Dec 08
Nah, I never got it from the other day, but I did get the new one for this week!
@jend80 (2068)
10 Dec 08
it'll be because of copyright and/or tracks being only available on itunes (or free) in certain countries. Maybe she's on a different record label outside the US and they've allowed a track to be free but not her US label?
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
10 Dec 08
I didn't think of that... I wasn't even able to listen to it... Oh well, I got the one for this week already though :)