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    Default Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Okay so there is a song by an artist that I like. I would like to purchase this on iTunes. Simple right? Apple should be my friend here. But alas, I cannot!

    Apparently, this album is only available in the USA. I haven't heard of anything like this happening before.... why can a Canadian not buy it?!

    Heres the link:



    BTW the song "Cardiac Arrest" is fantastic!
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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    Okay so there is a song by an artist that I like. I would like to purchase this on iTunes. Simple right? Apple should be my friend here. But alas, I cannot!

    Apparently, this album is only available in the USA. I haven't heard of anything like this happening before.... why can a Canadian not buy it?!

    Heres the link:



    BTW the song "Cardiac Arrest" is fantastic!
    Record label licensing issue, eh?
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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Quote Originally Posted by HankAZ View Post
    Record label licensing issue, eh?
    Yep. I'm sure Apple would like to sell it to you.
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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    In retrospect from last night night, I see I was a bit rant-y. I was pretty miffed at the time.

    Licensing for downloadable music... I didn't expect this to be an issue. When its "on itunes" its on itunes. Its as if The Rolling Stones only had music available for purchase in the UK.

    Regardless, any suggestions how I can actually buy this song?
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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Have you tried Amazon instead?
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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Quote Originally Posted by EauRouge View Post
    In retrospect from last night night, I see I was a bit rant-y. I was pretty miffed at the time.

    Licensing for downloadable music... I didn't expect this to be an issue. When its "on itunes" its on itunes. Its as if The Rolling Stones only had music available for purchase in the UK.

    Regardless, any suggestions how I can actually buy this song?
    Licensing is on a country by country basis unfortunately. That's why, for instance, iTunes Radio started out US only and has been gradually expanding as Apple has worked out licensing deals in those countries.
    If you can establish a US iTunes account, you could buy it. Amazon was another good suggestion or even Google Play music store.
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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Go to appleid.apple.com and change your country to US, buy song, switch it back.


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    Default Re: Cannot buy a song in Canada?!

    Quote Originally Posted by cinematicme View Post
    Go to appleid.apple.com and change your country to US, buy song, switch it back.


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    Didn't know you can change the country so easily!
    My account was in New Zealand for some reason and I really need it back to the US


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