iTunes variable pricing – paying more for the tracks you love

The iTunes price hike we first got wind of back in January goes live today, meaning you’ll have to fork out more of your hard-earned cash to get your

If you want to update your current iTunes library to be DRM-free, you’ll have to pay 20p per track or 30 per cent of the album price, which if you’re a serial downloader, could turn out to be pretty pricey to say the least.With other DRM-free MP3 download services coming up, and seriously undercutting iTunes (Amazon is offering its top 100 tunes for just 29p), iTunes must be hoping its reputation will keep people playing the premium. We wouldn’t count on it.