There has been a lot of discussion in the past 24 hours about whether Apple’s pricing scheme is fair. In case you haven’t read, they’re charing USD 0.99 per song, and between USD 4.99 and 9.99 per album. I am going to try to explain, from a technical standpoint, why music is expensive to produce and therefore, why a buck a song is an incredible price for the consumer. Click ‘read more’ for the full story.
After watching Steve Jobs’ presentation of Apple Computer’s new Music Store, I eagerly downloaded iTunes 4 and helped contribute to the log jam of waiting customers that overwhelmed the service initially. Later in the evening all was well and I settled in for a few hours of shopping. Click ‘read more’ for the full story.