Apple reportedly ends free iTunes 'Single of the Week' promotion after 11 years

Mitchel Broussard, MacRumors:

Apple has seemingly ended its weekly iTunes "Single of the Week" promotion that gave out a free music single download each week on the iTunes storefront.

This is in the category of minor news that I don't often post. I used to visit the iTunes store each Tuesday to download the free single. It was a pretty good way to discover new artists. However, for some reason, I stopped doing so years ago. Even so, this news makes me a little nostalgic for the early days of the iPod and the iTunes Store (a combination that got me re-engaged with discovering and buying music). What a fantastic time that was - the iPods, the music ... Steve Jobs and Apple's comeback in full swing.