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October 19, 2007


paul merrill

i'm sorry, but the typical $9.99 per album price is no cheaper than itunes.

advantage for other music is just what their name says - you will find stuff on there that's not on the giant.


Well, no need to be sorry: I didn't say that Other Music was Wal-Mart. And as much as I think Apple's a great company, I think it's important to avoid commercial monocultures. But you raise a good point: Now that Apple is moving (slowly, by steps) to DRM-free downloads and others are moving into the digital music space (I paid Radiohead $8 for In Rainbows), there's no reason why we shouldn't start seeing albums selling for $3-5, with the labels cut out of the deal & the bands making as much as they ever have.

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