Exactly as I predicted, variable pricing on iTunes has turned out to be a bad idea. It confuses customers and makes them feel ripped off, and the stupid record companies have seen slower growth as a result of forcing Apple to implement it.
Posts Tagged ‘Music’
Using my charts on Last.fm, I’ve just made a list of my top 20 most listened to tracks of 2009 (well, of the last 12 months to be precise, but that’s near enough). I’ve ignored all the Dicepeople tracks because I listened to those hundreds of times whilst mastering my album so those don’t count. [...]
I can’t remember when I last had any idea who was in the Top 40, or when I last listened to the radio, or when I last paid any attention to the ‘new releases’ section in HMV. Christmas Number One isn’t something I’ve concerned myself with for a very long time. As far as I’m [...]
Over the last few days, various friends have kindly presented me with opportunities to see Depeche Mode live. Since I regard Depeche Mode as almost certainly my favourite band of all time, you’d think I’d have jumped at these opportunities. However, I haven’t. This is mainly because the Depeche Mode that I loved came to [...]