Sunday, August 28, 2005

$1.49 a song

It seems record companies aren't happy to just have people paying for music online, they want to get every last cent they can. Pressure is being placed on Apple to raise the, already fairly expensive, 99 cent per song pricing. At least some of the record companies are pushing for Apple to raise the price on new release songs to $1.49, thats a 50% increase and translates to $14.90 for a ten track CD.
Personally I felt the the 99c pricing was already asking a lot, given the low sound quality of the songs and the DRM limits placed on them. At $1.49 you could probably get your music cheaper from brick and mortar store, which really defeats the whole purpose of cheap, media free, online distribution.

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