Music… Business

June 3, 2009 at 4:27 pm Leave a comment

It’s getting harder and harder to find art for art’s sake, especially when it comes to music. Obviously, you gotta do what you gotta do to make money, right? But I always thought music should be shared and not sold. Apparently I’m not the only one, judging from the millions of users of file sharing networks. Now, I don’t have a problem with paying for music; I use iTunes and eMusic all the time. But when I heard about eMusic’s decision to raise prices a few days ago, I couldn’t help but think of this.
As you may already know, eMusic is a successful indie music provider that has focused on charging people a comparatively low subscription that lets them download a limited number of songs every month. It also supported DRM-free MP3 files long before other providers. But now it seems like eMusic is beginning to lose its mojo, and all the things that made it successful in the first place. It got into a deal with Sony, which completely counters their focus on indie artists, and it raised its subscription prices too, which completely sucks.
I realize that music is a business, but it shouldn’t be all about the $$$.

RySy @ MyMojo

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Entry filed under: Digital Content, Mobile, Music Industry.

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