TPTB will be partnering with iTunes to offer American Idol performances:
Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox Interactive Media, 19 Entertainment, FremantleMedia and Apple(R), for the first time, have partnered to bring music fans all of the contestant performances from Season Seven of television’s most popular show exclusively on the iTunes(R) Store. Kicking off with the “American Idol” Top 24 semifinalists this week, customers can purchase music performances for 99 cents per song, and viewers will be able to purchase the full video of Top 12 finalist performances for $1.99, starting March 11. In addition, beginning today, fans can pre-order performances of their favorite contestants from the iTunes Store, which will be automatically downloaded the day after the show airs.
Last year, the downloads started with the Top 12 and were hosted exclusively on the americanidol.com site until after the competition was finished. The songs were available at iTunes post-finale.
I love having full, studio recorded versions of Idol performances. I’m glad the downloads are being offered starting with the Top 24.
Friendly reminder: If you purchase the downloads, it would be awfully cool if you could use one of the banners or links on my site. okthnxg’bye.