If you’ve been sick of the short 30-second song previews offered on iTunes get ready to groove for another minute. Apple has reached an agreement with the music industry and will is now offering 90-second song previews in iTunes, at least in the U.S.
The change only affects songs longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds. Shorter songs will be limited to a 30 second preview. This change should make it easier for users to get a sense of the music they are buying, but we’re unsure how many users will actually benefit form the longer previews since many of the songs have been available in full on YouTube and other streaming sites for user to preview.
Now if only someone could figure out a way to link the 90-second song previews together with a DJ transition we’d be able to host our next party without paying for tunes.