The cost of free music?

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He said that $50 per year from every person who listens to music would “meet or exceed the current over the counter sales of the music industry at a far lower cost,” but that because of deeply-entrenched flaws in the outmoded business models used by the labels that have evolved over the years, we’re unlikely ever to see such a system put in place — despite the fact that it would increase profits while allowing people far greater access to music.

The system will either change or die. Can we push change before the old guard kills it?

3 thoughts on “The cost of free music?”

  1. I blogged a bit about subscription stuff some time ago, here. It would be a great way to do it, if it ever happens.

    I love the Zappa thing. That will get its own post.

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