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Amazon get it - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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Amazon get it
So doubtless some of my friends still regard Amazon as the epitomy of all evil. But their MP3 store is now open. And albums start at £3. That's impulse purchase territory. I'm far more likely to buy five £3 albums than one £15 album. (I just bought "Who Killed Amanda Palmer" by Amanda Palmer, "Various Positions" by Leonard Cohen and a recording of The Planets and Elgar's Enigma Variations.) And I don't even feel like I've started yet.

I like physical CDs - don't get me wrong, but I like what's on them more, and if you can charge me less by cutting out the packaging, I'm all for that.
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fractalgeek From: fractalgeek Date: December 5th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
One reason I think Apple (and iTunes) is eveil - they agreed to fix the picing at a level where a downloaded album often costs more than a physical, the record company got more (no pressing or distribution costs), and artists ultimately get less (due to smaller album sales and rewritten rights for such media)..... It was easy to get the record companies to agree such a deal - only Apply went there first, because no-one else thought people would stomach such an obvious rip-off

Edited at 2008-12-06 02:50 pm (UTC)
karohemd From: karohemd Date: December 5th, 2008 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Excellent choice of music. :o)
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