p2pnet news view Music:- When Apple’s iTunes, its iPod online loader funded by Macolytes, introduced variable pricing recently, most of the catalogue, “remained unchanged,” with increases for the most popular songs, The Register‘s Andrew Orlowski says.
Did that result in an influx of cash for Vivendi Universal, EMI, Warner Music and Sony Music.
“Billboard notes that after four weeks, both $1.29 and $0.99 songs have, as expected, experienced a decline in revenue, down 34.5 per cent and 29 per cent,” it says, going on:
“There’s no mention in either report of the Ella Fitzgerald effect: would price reductions on back catalog begin to shift these golden oldies? But sadly, in cold economic terms, maybe that doesn’t matter very much.”
Meanwhile, “What will the next step be?” – wonders DownloadSquad.
“Reduced pricing? Possibly. One source stated ‘various price-points are probably going to be adjusted in an attempt to increase and optimize results’.
“Results? Gee, thanks. That makes me feel all warm and fuzzy about the monetary support I provide.”
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