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Re: IPod Not Sweet Music to All Ears
Posted by: Charles Goldsmith 2005-11-16 05:18:56
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Digital music sales in the United States, the world's biggest market, have hardly budged in the past five months. They almost tripled to 6.6 million downloads a week in the year through May, and were at 6.7 million in the week ended October 23. The iPod, with more than 28.2 million sold, isn't providing the panacea that the music industry seeks.

Re: IPod Not Sweet Music to All Ears
Posted by: mozart11 2005-11-16 05:27:04 In reply to: Charles Goldsmith
Yeah it sounds like the perfect time for the record labels to push to raise song download prices on the ITMS!
People have decades worth of music they are in the process of digitizing for the new way of listening. Of course they're not going to just spend money at the ITMS to get music they already have.
The market is still so young. It takes a long time. Even when the new Xbox 360 comes out, one or two new games will be bought. But the majority of the new 360 owners will be playing the games they currently own. Just like music.
So instead of raising ITMS prices, how about a sale on songs. Two for one, $.79 Fridays. Something to further drive the traffic to buy music. Buy on EaMI album, get another 1/2 price.
Record labels are truly the most inept business in the world.
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