Back in January of this year, during the Mac World Convention, it was stated that iTunes would be making all their music DRM (Digital Rights Management) free, as well as, altering the price scale for their songs based on popularity. Currently, when you buy music on iTunes the songs are DRM free, but the price changes have yet to happen. Initially, Apple said that it would go into effect on April 1, however, the prices will permanently change on April 7th.
Now popular songs will cost $1.29 a piece, while less popular songs will now sell for $0.69. You might think that this is a green light to buy up all the songs which are no longer considered popular, but be careful. Songs that are still downloaded often, but not in the realm of popular music will also cost $1.29. New artists, rather than established musicians, will most likely be the ones to have songs selling for $0.69. So prepare yourself to start scouting never before heard bands if you want to save some money!