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eleetmusic

I don't think the labels will be able to help themselves unfortunately. I foresee them taking advantage variable pricing as soon as the clock strikes midnight on 4/4. Maybe even before...

tommas

Yep Unfortunately the labels have the attention span of a flea. They'll want to get paid as much as possible right now rather than lowering the price on everything and encourage more people to buy more music. Itunes could compete with p2p if the price was low enough. Great usability combined with fair prizing is what the people want.

wheatus

They will raise the price and sales will continue to decrease, perhaps at a greater rate.

Then one day we will see a small article in the WSJ:

Major Labels Bankrupt, RIAA dissolves, Good Guys Win, The End.

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Miguel

Yes, I do think the labels will abuse this, and NONE of the extra profits will go to the musicians, who deserve it the most.

This is why I have refused to purchase an iPod. Frankly, I'd rather stay away from Apple as long as possible when it comes to everything they do that is music related. I'd rather get a Sony MP3 player or stick with my phone, which thus far is working out nicely.

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