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iTunes Affiliate Program: For a nickel I will

Posted By Barry Ritholtz On September 2, 2004 @ 11:50 am In Finance,Music | Comments Disabled


“For a nickel I will”

Last October (2003), we raised the question as to whether their would be an iTunes Associate Program [1]. At the time, we noted:

“But the twist I really liked was the iTunes Link Maker [2]. This is an ingenious touch designed to tap into the peer rated aspect of P2P. Anyone with iTunes installed who clicks this link, will be taken to that song in the iTunes store. If you haven’t downloaded iTunes, the link takes you to Apple’s iTunes page. Sharp!

Here’s an example: Check out Jet’s Are You Gonna Be My Girl:     [3]

I smell an “iTune Music Store” associates program coming on. I wonder if Apple [4] can pull off the level of customer relationship that Amazon [5] has done so well.”

Well, its official. Asffiliates garner 5% of evey sale they refer –about a nickel per song. You can read more about it at Apple [6] or MacCentral: Apple offers iTunes Affiliate Program [7]

Be forewarned: the terms of service were so long and onerous that I bailed — couldn’t even finish reading the damned thing. (For a nickel I won’t)

iTunes Affiliate Program [6]


iTunes Associate Program? [1]


Apple offers iTunes Affiliate Program [7]
By Peter Cohen
MacCentral, Wed Sep 1,12:40 PM ET


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URLs in this post:

[1] iTunes Associate Program: http://bigpicture.typepad.com/comments/2003/10/itunes_associat.html

[2] iTunes Link Maker: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZSearch.woa/wa/itmsLinkMaker

[3] Image: http://www.ritholtz.com/blogitms://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/69/wa/viewAlbum?selectedItemId=2480794&playListId=2480795

[4] Apple: http://www.apple.com/

[5] Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/browse.html/ref=ass_po_/002-2267231-0348809?node=3309511/

[6] Apple: http://www.apple.com/itunes/affiliates/

[7] Apple offers iTunes Affiliate Program: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=77&e=3&u=/mc/20040901/tc_mc/appleoffersitunesaffiliateprogram

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