[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2010/03/Im1zz1.jpg[/newsimage]Starting next month, music fans never pay more than $10 for a CD published by Universal Music Group. Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/universal-music-cuts-cd-prices-10-max-27361/](http://www.myce.com/news/universal-music-cuts-cd-prices-10-max-27361/) Please note that the reactions from the complete site will be synched below.
â€œWhy does Universal feel the need to get below $10?â€
To stay in business, ya dumb turd. It’s about time someone figured this out. It should have happened 5 years ago. Now if we can get DVDs to $10 for new releases I would expect a HUGE drop in illegal downloading. I think most people prefer physical media over having it on their HDD.
If there’s anyone still visiting this site, please feel free to add your 2 cents.
$10 is reasonable for a new release. Now if they would start mastering the CDs without maximum volume and destroying the sound quality, I might start buying them again. Hell, they could re-remaster them with all of the dynamic range in the original recording and label it “True Sound” or something.
Oh and another thing, stop with the cheap, crappy packaging. Use plastic jewel boxes! I won’t buy a CD in digi-pak packaging.
if dvd’s cost 15 or less… and thats for a 100 million dollar budget movie, and a cd’s the same price, something is wrong.
I think it makes sense to drop the price of cd’s.
If they do stuff like this with online music as well… like 99 cents a track, or 9.99 for the whole cd. it might help.
dvd’s have been dropping in price alot though… 10 dollars might not be enough.
I might be more inclined to purchase a CD for 10 bucks (or less) for a band or song I heard once and sort of liked to see if the rest is worth it… Basically, I am reluctant to spend 15+ for one song and I don’t usually purchase singles from the iTunes (or equivalent) store. I think another thing that started this is the Wal-Mart exclusive that AC/DC, Kiss, and Miley Cirus (I have two girls… ugh). I hate Wal-mart, but as a KISS fan, I had to go in that darn store to get a two disc + DVD for $12… that was a pretty good deal (too bad the CD gets little play and was average at best). I don’t like to see stuff be store exclusive. I don’t think Wal-Mart is the lone culprit… Target and Best Buy have some of the same stuff going on.
A DVD/Blu-Ray movie should really not cost more than a single movie ticket… Honestly, how often do we replay DVD’s as apposed to CD’s (well… the music obtained from a CD)… I rip everything for a portable player or the car for the commute. Truth be told I am one that would prefer movie/music data be streamed/stored to hard disc, but that is a little ways off for mainstream. Most people like something they can hold in their hands.
I’d definitely be more inclined to buy a music CD at $10. I always thought paying $20 for a CD was too expensive, and it looks like Universal Music has finally figured that out…
Now, if they can get all Blu-ray movies down to under $15 then I’d get on board.
A Life? Cool! Where can I download one of those?