Apple Brings Good Karma to Online Music
Subject:   iTunes4, music store
Date:   2003-04-29 13:20:59
From:   jldera
Response to: iTunes4, music store

99 cents is cheaper than buying a whole cd for two songs.

Exactly. But a lot of people seem to be missing that. I'd rather buy the hit songs on an album and then preview the rest with the 30 second clips, grabbing what else catches my ear. On many CDs these days, that'll total about three or four worthwhile songs. $3.98 later and I have the music I want legally. Normally I'd go down to my local Circuit City (ever Tuesday) and spend $13 for the same album and hate half of it.

It'll be interesting to see what happens once this service succeeds and people stop buying whole albums. I wonder if it will drastically change the music industry.

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  • Derrick Story photo iTunes4, music store -- Solid Numbers
    2003-04-29 14:09:06  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    I think one change that's going to happen is that artists and record companies are going to get solid feedback on what customers like, and don't like.

    This is one reason why I enjoy writing for the Web. I get solid numbers on my articles. If I were a musician, I'd want that too.

    I think it's great that we don't have to buy a whole album. Sometimes I want to, sometimes I don't. That's what choice is all about.