EMI Says Apple's Jobs Will Change ITunes Pricing - Forbes.com
So the President of EMI says Steve Jobs wants to go along with the scheme of introducing multi-tier pricing in the iTunes Music store. This after Mr. Jobs called the Music Industry "greedy". In fact he said that in response to comments made by the Warner Music Group CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. He said the industry is being greedy for wanting to introduce the multi-level of costs.
The idea is this, the new stuff, the popular stuff will cost more. The older stuff or the music that really bad will be at the $0.99 level.
You have to wonder if the Music Industry is still familiar with the concept of peer to peer sharing of files? I guess they believe because Kazaa got busted in Australia and Grokster was killed by the US Supreme Court they are back as the 'only game in town'. Well let's not tell them about Bit Torrent shall we?
What makes this interesting is Sony BMG is also backing the effort, what the debacle of the rootkit wasn't enough?? Let's be honest whne the release of CD's shows another decrease, the industry should point to the heavy handed and illegal efforts of the industry to screw with our computers.
Steve Jobs understands computers and the people who use them, he knows that if the users feel they are getting screwed again, they will simply go back to all the methods out there to get music and will tell the industry to get stuffed all over again.
Steve said: ""If they want to raise the prices, it means that they are getting greedy," . "If the price goes up, they (consumers) will go back to piracy and everybody loses."" . I will say it again, the consumer will not lose, they will go back to free.