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Author Topic: Self-priced music  (Read 2226 times)


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Self-priced music
« on: May 04, 2006, 02:47 AM »

Her new download store, recently unveiled at her site, is a model of what the music downloading world could be. All of her songs are available as plain MP3s, which means they will play on your iPod and are not loaded with DRM restrictions (much less evil rootkits).
And you pay whatever you like for them. Yes, you set whatever price you like. Options include:

* free ("gift from Jane");
* a standard price (CAN$0.99);
* self-determined price - pay now; or
* self-determined price - pay later (to facilitate try-before-you-buy).



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Re: Self-priced music
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 04:28 AM »
what's fascinating about this - and it backs up the spirit of dc too - is that people are responding generously to her generosity.  Look at these stats from the site - nearly as many are paying higher than the set price as are accepting Jane's gifts, and the average price paid per track is higher than the fixed price, which must mean that those who are paying more than the fixed price are paying significantly more.

Pricing Statistics as of Apr 15 12:00 PM pst
%   Accepting gift from Jane   17%
%   Paid by determining price   37%
%   Paying Later   46%

Avg Price Per Track $1.14
%   Paid Below Suggested   8%
%   Paid At Suggested   79%
%   Paid Above Suggested   14%

It's interesting, also, that as you go through selecting tracks, it tells you how many people chose the same option as you for that track, and what has been the average price paid.