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September 11, 2003

"Say what you will about

Daniel Radosh

"Say what you will about Apple's iTunes online music service, it is not the ideal solution. It is hard to believe you should pay US99 for a new hit and the same price for a one-hit wonder made 15 years ago." I've been thinking the same thing. Seems like it'd be easy enough to have automatically-scaled pricing. Set a base rate of 10-20 cents, which increases to, say, $1.50 depending entirely on how frequently the song is downloaded. Sure, Avril fans end up paying a little more, but overall, music is more appropriately priced. Hey, look at me, I'm a free-marketeer again! (Well, a controlled-marketeer, anyway).

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