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Re: [ARSCLIST] The "dumbing down" of Downloaded Recordings
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From: "Tom Fine" <tflists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> note the correction at the bottom. If Apple truly has reduced the price on the
320kbps AAC files to
> 99 cents, that's a good sign. I can see a world where the 128kbps AAC and MP3
files, with or without
> DRM, will be essentially free (with the pain of hearing or watching an
advertisement to get it) and
> the CD-resolution or higher files will cost something around $1 per song. That
seems to be a
> reasonable market price, based on the heyday of CD sales (ie before the
price-fixing, which is one
> of the factors that started the decline) -- back then, CD's street price was
$10-12 per album.
Meanwhile, a passing note...back in the early days of the Victor Talking
Machine Company, a record buyer could pay up to $10 for a single song...
at a time when the average wage was $1 a DAY...?!
Steven C. Barr