Tiger Uppercut: Platinum Artist | Expert: G/B | Hard: D/V
Song Count: 831 | Newest: "Great Balls of Fire" & "Dog Days Are Over"
thin end of the wedge, if people pay it for this track you'll get a flood of tracks charging the same.
1580 rb + 786 rbn 2 billion band points. its all downhill from here!
Man, this thread is classic! Definitely worth $3.
As far as $3 songs go, I would be inclined not to buy them unless it meets ALL the right criteria and I just couldn't play RB without it. I'm thinking those songs are going to be few and far between, and if one does come along and it really is a song I couldn't play RB without, I would then have no problem paying $3.
Radiohead, Bloc Party, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Arcade Fire, Interpol, MGMT, Secret Machines, !!!, Hot Chip, Dears, Whigs, Mew & 90's Alt
To play devil's advocate, there were quite a few prognosticators who expected $1 songs to be the runaway standard and fan favorite. And yet a cursory glance at the top 30 shows it chock full of $2 songs.
This is basic economics at work. If something is perceived as too expensive, people won't buy it. In the face of this failure, sellers can choose to lower their price, or continue failing.
I don't see that this subject is really all that controversial. I wouldn't buy a $3 song, but if the artist/author thinks they can make it work, good luck.
This is EMI.... a company that's so far in debt they can't even dig their way out; a company that was hijacked by a private equity group 3 years ago that's run by a tax-exile corporate raider; a company that has alienated almost all of its talent; a company whose CEO just walked out on them without warning or explanation just a few days ago; a company who put up Pink Floyd's discography on iTunes without their consent, and is now in ungodly debt to that band because of the inevitable lawsuit; a company that's on the verge of a merger with Warners to try to erase its debt....
....and you think they're willing to drop their prices if raising the baseline doesn't pay off....?
It's not rocket science, people. It's greedy record labels, same old story. Who here believes EMI came to RBN with good intentions, show of hands.....
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i think henry should join one of our XBL parties so he gets to know us better.
bman is a silly goose.
All DLC is optional. As a consumer, you have every right to be upset at the pricing of songs, but I don't see anyone pointing out why, if you're not going to buy it, the label should care about whether you're happy with that or not.
I say all this as someone who does not intend to pay $3 for either of the two songs listed above. We like them--and like the Dandy Warhols song an awful lot--but I like the as-of-yet-unpurchased "Paper Valentines" + one of the many fenceline $2 songs a lot more.
Telling people online how wrong they are since 1990.
aaaaaaaaand back to general.
bman is a silly goose.