I'm not prepared to pay even $0.88 for an inferior product. The market was flogged CDs over vinyl because of space saving, yet even older products on CD are regularly deleted so that if you miss the window of opportunity to purchase, you can't track down that elusive song after the event.
It is high time that the music industry was made accountable to the creative talents that drive it, and the audience that feeds it.
I recently started purchasing songs from the Internet from a legitimate site. The music industry has said for years that they are being ripped off from people downloading/sharing mp3 without paying. Fair enough, but isnt that what they are doing to thoose who buy their music?
I dont mind paying $.88 for a song that is new and no older than 5 years, but shouldnt the price go down as the song gets older and older. Eighty-eight cents for Nickleback's "Rockstar" is worth it, considering I will probally hear it on the radio more than I will play it on my computer. However eighty-eight cents for Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" that I would like to have in my collection but will hardly ever play on a regular basis isnt worth it.
And another thing that I have noticed, not all tracks are available to download of the same album. Usually this is the best song on the album or an exclusive song from where you are buying the song. You can only get the song if you buy the whole album. Isnt this the whole purpose of buying tracks?
I am not really asking questions here, just speaking my mind and wondering, are they really being fair to us?