Not really worked through the all the implications of this idea but the basis is fascinating. Allow market forces to set the price point for a piece of music i.e. the higher the demand, the higher the price, much like the stock market. At first glance it makes more sense than the arbitrary nature of pricing that is in place at the moment, Apple’s 79p per track vs the labels wanting to make it more flexible – premium price for premium products.

Have a read through the Slate article. It’s stil shocking, the margins that are involved in DMS.

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