How much are you willing to pay for a cd
Posted 06 January 2004 - 07:52 PM
I mean, you hear a song on the radio, like it, buy the CD. You still like the tune, but there are 12 other boring songs that you just hate. So you got scammed for 12-14$. (Wasted the money would have been a better expression...)
I guess people dont' want to pay 15$ for something they are not sure to like at 100%, especially since we all tasted free music, and individual picks.
I think that a pay-per-song scheme would be better for the consumer, because he'll buy only the songs he wants, and also it will push pressure on the musicians - and the majors - to produce better songs.
The same thinking goes with movies. Going to the movie is expensive now, and people can always rent the DVD later. So now, only real good movies, or mega-blockbusters that need some serious kicka$$ sound system attract tons of customers to the movie.
My 2 cents...
Posted 07 January 2004 - 08:37 AM
Posted 11 January 2004 - 05:43 PM
Lost Soul, on Jan 11 2004, 09:52 AM, said:
just like me. whos gonna pay 18$ for 2 good songs. only those mix cds with the best songs of the year are worth buying.
Posted 11 January 2004 - 06:21 PM
I never buy my cd's anyway, what i do is buy a cd take it home unclip the the levers, take the cd out, copy it then take it back completely intact with the security sticker, that way they cant say anything, would do it with dvd's aswell but not found a way of removing the disc without removing the wrapper, if anyone knows a way or has a spare dvd case wrapper thingy for sale then please let me know...lol...
Posted 12 January 2004 - 07:25 PM
un4given1, on Jan 11 2004, 08:25 PM, said:
only in the USA. unless you wanna use puretracks.com here in canada, but there add is that the downloader is contageous and has to be destroyed. until they move to canada, i cant buy my songs.
PS. i like to encode my music at 192 kbp/s. these programs are at 128 and wma audio format, which is crap. ill only use itunes, which is aac.
Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:15 PM
I don't want to pay for the music that I don't like.
so I guess napster is a good choice. I haven't used it yet but if it contains 192kbit songs I'd definitely go for it and pay some money for the tracks that I like.
after all, all the singers know that their 'x' song sucks and 'y' song rulez. maybe they won't release the bad songs just to fill the cd
Posted 12 January 2004 - 08:19 PM
thats what some people think that they have to do to sell cds, not sue like mad. they never listen, the riaa. they should have taken napster like a sign. people dont like the cds and would rather only get what they want. but there stupid, so why continue. :/
Posted 17 January 2004 - 11:56 AM
As for me, been a year and more since I download songs thru p2p - iTunes gets the thumbs-up from me.
And am yet to check out napster - how's the service ?
Posted 17 January 2004 - 01:20 PM
ggtyh, on Jan 6 2004, 08:52 PM, said:
only thing that brings me to the movies is for goin a night out with my girl..
Posted 17 January 2004 - 02:17 PM
I don't buy CD's, I'ld rather listen to a movie...
Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:21 AM
Posted 30 April 2004 - 04:08 AM
well I'm in the UK so us Brits are kinda used to paying a little more.
the price we pay here isn't even on the scale you've provided for in this poll. you're looking at something like $22-28 for most albums.
Posted 30 April 2004 - 05:34 AM
not paying $28 except maybe for games.
as mentioned the dvd's which production costs billions of dollars are sold at max $30. whereas the audio cd's shouldn't be that much right
but there is this issue. when u watch a movie in the cinema (which i believe is still more popular than dvd's since not so many ppl collect dvd's, maybe only rent them)
so by going to cinema's and buying tickets they already make money. well that's not the case with audio cd's. listening them on the radio won't make them millions.
so that actually makes sense to be paying much for the audio cd's.
i mean if u think about the cost of production for cd's and dvd's its like $1+the machinery price and the effort (hmm pressing a button )
but i still prefer individual sound tracks to be sold, as in napster & itunes etc.
but i dunno how much the singers earn from those (i don't care as long as i don't become a singer )
and in addition as ppl get faster internet connections they (at least what i'd do) dl higher bitrates (i tend to dl 192, i hear the difference between 128-192)
and thats even better as the connections get better i've some 320kbit songs they're awesome!!
This post has been edited by XtremeMaC: 30 April 2004 - 07:49 AM