5cents a song... could it work?

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5cents a song... could it work?

Postby Spike » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:06 pm

http://www.globetechnology.com/servlet/ ... ery=mcgill

Nabbed from ye olde /.

Basically the article outlines a potential new business model for selling music: Index a TON of songs on somethine like Google, and make them available for download for a meager $0.05. The theory is that with this low cost and high availability, people will download exponentially more music. I think it's a good idea :D
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Postby Mr.RoBoTo » Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:13 pm

Im willing to go from Kazaa to that.
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Postby batman » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:12 pm

im willing to put my foot in my mouth and blow a trumpet from my ass
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Postby Dave » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:32 pm

I'd download like CRAZY for 5 cents a song. CRAZY I say.
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Postby Kris » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:36 pm

I'm with Dave.
I would d/l so much music for 5 cents a pop.
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Re: 5cents a song... could it work?

Postby FenixFire » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:42 pm

I agreed, although I don't download music that often :P
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Re: 5cents a song... could it work?

Postby Kazuo Kiriyama » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:45 pm

That's the best idea ever. I really do hope they put this out.
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Postby Levitation1o1 » Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:52 pm

The only problem is that .2 cents to the artist and 4.8 cents to the recording studio.
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Postby Spike » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:02 pm

Levitation1o1 wrote:The only problem is that .2 cents to the artist and 4.8 cents to the recording studio.


Proper recording equipment actually costs a lot of money... More than it costs (physically) to sing or play the guitar, as far as I know.

Anyway, as far as trying it out, the article says "Apple is listening" (meh apple) and that "they may try it in Canada first" (yay!)
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Postby Troggles » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:48 pm

I'm sure it would work effectively, only recording industries will probably start increasing the price from there because they realize how many of us actually buy it. Then it will get back up to 99 cents and we will have made no progress.
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Postby Lengeta » Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:58 pm

It's the only way to hinder music piracy. Good idea, especially if things are kept extremely easy to download. Not having to go through any p2p programs and having no problems downloading is worth that 6-cents.
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Re: 5cents a song... could it work?

Postby Steve » Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:20 pm

Sounds reasonable. I would think about it.
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Postby Acktoo » Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:53 pm

I don't have five cents... :(
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