11/29/2005

Music Downloading

Many companies have attempted to provide online downloading sites for music at affordable prices. But, it seems like all failures because people are still able to download for free, committing piracy, so there's low demand and willingness to pay for it. MusicLand is opening an online music downloading site that will also offer sales of concert tickets and other links. You would think that they had hopes for a profit, but its actually the exact opposite. It's true people want to be able to downloand the exact songs they want quick and easy in their own home, so give the consumer what they want right? I don't understand why a company would go out of their way when there isn't any money to be made. Maybe it helps the iPod market, I don't know you tell me........

3 comments:

Savannah said...

It is always hard to pay for something you can get for free. So until they can find someway to make it impossible for people to download music for free, they will always have less demand to purchase music.

maddy said...

Though it is hard to pay for something that you might be able to get for free we will all have to come to a realization that continuing to pirate other people's work will only lead to less of what we want. This means that if we continue to steal from those who make music, movies, etc. sooner or later we will see a decrease in production of these types of entertainment

Dr. Tufte said...

-1 on Maddy's comment for poor punctuation.

I think Bree missed the ManEc here. The site proposed by MusicLand is a way to attract surfers to their other online shopping sites. This is a loss leader - and they hope they are bundling the overall package in a way that makes money.