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Old 06-15-2008, 06:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I refuse to buy any album over $11.99 because anything over that is over $1 a song in most cases.

I believe that the major reason for the huge drop in music is because times have changed, but the record companys have not. Why would you buy something that is $10-$20 when you can get it for free? Also why buy an album when it's going to be rerelesed in 6 months? They want to eat their cake and eat it too. The loss of sales comes from being selfish.

I would buy albums a lot more if they were $4.99 in the paper recycled case with a download code for the booklet. If they did that they might make more money because even though the price is lower people would actually buy it and sale numbers would actually be somewhat more accurate.

Radiohead did a great job buy making their album price up to the buyer. I believe that it was their highest selling album in terms of money. Coldplay also did a great job buy making their first single free. Now they are going on to have most likely having the highest selling album of 08 possibly. I hope I see more SMART moves like this in the future because this is where the music industry needs to go in order for it be what it was 9 years ago.
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Again another point isinternational market n low economy markets like asia the dollars convert to local currencies n price becomes 4-5 times the rates of regional music CDs here and all these are readily available for download from internet.
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i don't know man, i think i won't stop downloading albums for free
i think it's normal, when there's a free one why would anyone buy it?
i'm not a rich person or a collector, who easily spend my money to buy albums
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I don't think anything can make me stop downloading music on the internet for free. Unless....The give me money to buy the albums or they are only $0.01 each lol.
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well i have never bought albums on internet as i can easily download them free on torrents..

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Yes, even i download albums for free. Come on when you so many options to download it for free then why are going for the money thing? even those you download are good copy as the money one. so, why not do it for free? Not even torrents there are many sites that provide free downloads.
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I probably won't. The bands don't get almost any money for the albums anyway, they make all of their money from live shows, advertisement and getting their music put into media. Record sales don't profit them almost at all.
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Radiohead are smart...

but... I buy cds... but only bands that I really love... others no... I do download... internet is very good for you know more bands...
I don't know... I think all bands if for really good can give money with live concerts...
and always will be crazy fans...
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i really get angry and stop downloading when some adds appear and go for a long time where we can never able to skip the add too. and then if it takes more time than it is specified in it. these two are major problem for me when i download songs.
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Originally Posted by leonhang View Post
What would make you stop downloading albums?

A) if they actually started doing something about it.

B) if albums became free.

C) i lose my internet connection.


besides those things and obstacles that prevent me from getting to the computer to download nothing would stop me.
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