Thursday, November 17, 2005

The New iTunes?

If iTunes really does change pricing models it will be a big deal, with all sorts of unintended consequences, no?


Anonymous said...

iTunes is already doing that, to some extent. It charges a few bucks more per album for the big shots, and it also makes you buy an entire album if you want to purchase tracks - generally classical or jazz - which run over ten minutes.

Anyway, I'm having an extraordinarily difficult time with my iTunes software. It has a mind of its own and keeps "losing" my music. Anyone else having this problem? Anyone know how to solve it?

Brian Moore

arrScott said...

The main unintended consequence of the change would be to reduce the price of good music. If the market can arrange things so that people who enjoy listening to top-40 crap subsidize my purchases of quality music by mainly non-Bilboard artists, then I'm all for it. Bring on the 79 cent John Hiatt downloads, the 49 cent Jon Langford tracks, and the $2.99 fees for, well, whatever the kids are listening to today. I'll wind up saving pennies per song, and pennies from Apple spend better better than pennies from heaven.