Friday, June 29, 2007

Prince's Marketing Strategy

Planet EarthBoldness has never been a problem for Prince. And so the pattern continues as he plans to release his next album, Planet Earth, by newspaper in the UK.

It amuses me to no end how ticked off the record stores appear to be about this, but frankly, they can suck it. Last I saw, the list price of a CD was still around $18, which is about what I paid for the first CD I bought back in the late 80s (it was U2's The Joshua Tree, in case anyone cares). So I have no love for whomever is setting the prices on music. And don't give me that pathetic piracy angle as an excuse - the price on CDs has been fixed this high way before people were storing music on their hard drives.


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