Apr 8, 2009

Variable pricing: no DRM, higher prices

iTunes has now completely dropped DRM. Clearly a deadly stake through the heart of this P.O.S. technology and braindead business practice. "Go back to the abyss! Fall into nothingness that awaits you and your master!"

This happened as iTunes introduced variable pricing for MP3 tracks, which sounds like a good idea, but all is not well. It looks like 'variable pricing' means 'higher prices', with many popular tracks going from $0.99 to $1.29, and seemingly not a lot of $0.69 tracks. Sigh...

Hardly surprising, but as Hypebot puts it : "another missed opportunity" for music majors. I couldn't agree more.

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