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Another music industry rant

Music download prices rising?: Music industry execs say prices, set low to stimulate demand, need to move higher: report.

Record companies are apparently thinking they set their wholesale prices too low and now they want more money. Which would force iTunes, MusicMatch, and the others to raise prices. Yeah, like most product from the major record companies is worth more than a dollar a song. It fails mathematical logic. An album with 12 songs would cost roughly $12 to download. You wouldn't get the artwork. You'd have to burn a disc yourself. The total cost to a user, if he burned the disc and came up with artwork, would be the same as if he'd gone to Wal-Mart or Meijer and bought it there. Why should we pay more just to obtain the music via the computer?

Oh, right. I could use the downloaded copy lots of times. As if I can't rip a track from a CD and use it lots of times.

The major record companies are among the most antagonistic outfits around. They're overly defensive, uninnovative, and downright unpleasant. How did something creative like music get encumbered with such a monster?

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