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Re: Resurrection of a Music Industry Bogeyman: The iTunes Single
Posted by: Nekesa Mumbi Moody 2007-05-24 10:28:34
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It sounds like a horror movie: A beloved friend is callously exterminated, then reincarnated in a different form to wreak havoc on the killer. That's the nightmare currently facing the music industry. Almost a decade after virtually eliminating 45s and cassette singles, thereby forcing fans to spend more money on whole albums, the digital single is largely responsible for the industry's woes. Consumers no longer need to buy an album if they want that cool jam they heard on the radio -- and in growing numbers, they're choosing 99-cent downloads over $15 CDs.


Re: Resurrection of a Music Industry Bogeyman: The iTunes Single
Posted by: mitrich 2007-05-24 10:37:59 In reply to: Nekesa Mumbi Moody
I would like to be able to buy single songs or whole classical works, item by item, no strings attached. But all music services from eMusic to iTunes only want to get me to sign up for a monthly charge.
We need to be able to buy music the way we buy other products. Go to the vendor, get the product, pay for the product, leave the vendor. Then, go back again if we are happy.
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