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Re: Record Labels May Mix It Up With Apple's iTunes
Posted by: Jay Lyman 2005-08-29 17:36:52
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Unhappy with the Apple iTunes industry standard price of songs at 99 cents each, some record labels are looking to introduce different pricing -- and possibly different players in addition to the wildly successful iPod -- to online music. However, industry analysts stressed the immature nature of the digital music market, indicating that a price push without additional offering would more likely drive consumers to free online music trading, which has still reportedly doubled since lawsuits against alleged illegal file-traders began.


Re: Record Labels May Mix It Up With Apple's iTunes
Posted by: SRHatfield 2005-08-29 17:40:44 In reply to: Jay Lyman
In the end, greed rules the day when it comes to the record companies -- they enslave the bands that they sign and suck the blood right out of them, followed right along with the consumers that buy their force fed "music", if you can call it that.
Until people decide that "enough is enough", this will continue forever.
If the prices of iTunes music downloads increase, it will mean exactly the same thing to me as the .99 cents a track means right now --> nothing.
But to the rest of the world, it will be one more reason not to buy music.
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