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selling music on the internet
I think Marissa Merchant may have come across a revolutionary new pricing model for Internet album sales...check out her site and I'm sure you'll agree.
posted by Zach Beane on Dec 01, 2003 05:05PM

damn man, thats some cash though. Id like to see just how well she makes out. I mean its all good and well to say that music is 'worth' the thousands she says it is, and saying that now its being sold like kentucky fried chicken just seems....I dunno. Not quite right. I mean I can sorta see where shes coming from and what she may mean by it, but the simple fact in my opinion is that music is beautiful. And music should be shared, unless you really wanna be selfish with your own stuff....which is also fine if that really is your thing. But I think most of us want to share our music, and if that truly is the case. Who the hell, aside from the rich to super rich, is gonna be able to afford the oh so simple, yet amazing pleasures of music, when they dont have the hundreds to thousands of dollars by her standard to "donate" or purchase the music?
posted by StU aRt on Dec 02, 2003 09:18AM

It reminds me of that game for the Apple II where you ran a lemonade were supposed to watch the weather forecasts and the price of lemons and sugar, and try to charge a price that people would accept. If it was a hot day you could charge a lot, but if it rained you could barely sell anything at all no matter how low you went.

Sure, you might not get many customers at $1000 a glass, but you'd only need one or two!

posted by Zach Beane on Dec 02, 2003 10:00AM

Well, have things changed since this post? Is there a standard now? What do you think people?
posted by Cody Phipps on Sep 06, 2006 05:52PM