$1.29 Pricing: Another Missed Opportunity - hypebot

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David

So I've noticed that basically half of the Lady GaGa album is $1.29, along with the new Black Eyed Peas track (and all of her/their other hits for that matter). And because I have even more time on my hands, here's a rundown of the 50 most downloaded songs no iTunes prices.
$1.29-22
$0.99-28
$0.69-0!

Searching such catalog artists (both new and old) I found the following.
2Pac had 7 songs at $0.69, and the rest priced at $0.99 out of 150.
Eminem- 26 songs at $1.29, and the rest at $0.99 out of 150
Britney Spears- 8 songs at $1.29, and the rest at $0.99 out of 150.

I know those are three odd artists to report on, but really, besides the top downloaded songs, I couldn't find very many interesting catalogs and long standing artists with any significant price variation. I searched Bruce Springsteen, Radiohead, Coldplay, Muse, Madonna, Metallica, The Who, and so on, yet never found anyone who used the new scheme to their advantage (or disadvantage I think).

So does this mean anything? Maybe they just haven't taken "advantage" of it yet. Or maybe lots of artists really wont be fooled. I'm afraid the current pop hits will continue to be priced at $1.29, and that will just piss off the present day consumer even more. We'll see.

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