Originally Posted by Arthurelletson
ok, so i had this idea for a website for downloading music that i wanted to run past you guys and see if you thought that this was a good idea.
i remember when i was younger that the cost of an album over here in the uk was £15, this was about 10 years ago and since that time the going rate for an album as dropped to £7.99 on itunes. now i know that the entire industry in flipping upside down and a download doesnt have the packaging and shipping costs of a CD, but the way i see it is that the value that we place on music has fallen considerably.
this comparrason has not even taken into consideration the effect of inflation, which should surely have pushed the price up. and i know that we have to make a fight against piracy so the price has to come down to make it more attractive to those who might be tempted to download illegally.
but her is how i see it, and you can call me naive if you like, and say that i live in a dream world. but i would willingly pay between £12 and £15 for an album that i liked, and i would like to think that i am not alone in thinking that music is undervalued.
so my proposition is to set up an online music store that sells music above the market value with the extra profits going to the artist or record label.
so it could be seen as a fair trade record store, similar to to way that many people now only buy fairtrade coffee or groceries.
do you think that this idea had any ground to stand on, or is this a rather naive way to look at the world?
I know that this may sound like a ridiculousness idea but surely there must be some people out there who actually appreciate the art of music and are willing to pay the true value for it?
i would like to add that these are not the ideas of somebody with money to throw around but rather the ideas of a 24 year old who has debts up to my eyeballs, but still willing to pay the true price for music.
as more and more music is made faster and faster
the price will have to go down per supply and demand
see the thread where one guy could do 15+ songs a week
750 a year
22500 in a short career
multiply that by a few hundred million people trying to do the same thing
(2.2 trillion songs to try to sell!! and more coming)
and there si waaaay too much music already
99.999% of it crap
the tiny bit of good stuff so hidden that nobody can find it
maybe you will succeed
i think econ 101 would convince you not to try it