I don't want to put a downer on this. (brilliant way to begin my post i know)
Buuut, how much control do record labels have over this compared with the authors/artists? If they have quite a large say which i think is likely especially with bigger artists where the artist and label come as a pair, will we be expected to fork out $3 per song (£1.85 GBP) if we want bigger name artists? Whilst i'd obviously rather have more big-name artists in than not have them, this is a little bit pricey.
The argument then is "don't buy it then" or "just buy who you like" but that means less DLC shared between users and blah blah i'm just rambling now. You get the picture anyhow.
The announcement is great on paper, i can't wait to seee how it pans out, hopefully it'll stop me whinging.
Stone Roses please
RBN = Itunes?
Been a member since here 21 August 2008.
1000+ songs... Expert everything except keys or pro guitar/bass.
It's been a long run, but it's been fun.
#1: I strongly doubt we'll see a lot of BIG names joining RBN --- this is primarily aimed at the little guys and indies trying to achieve liftoff ---
#2: even if there *are* big names and labels try to push content to the $3 per song level, I'm sure the vast majority of RBers (including you and me) will have absolutely ZERO problems with shelling out an extra buck for truly iconic songs.
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