- I subscribe to EMusic’s service. I also just bought those two CDs at Amoeba here in Berkeley. Now, theoretically, I should be upset, right? I just paid about $28 for music that I could have downloaded, legally, as part of an online service I already pay for. But guess what? I’m not upset. I’d have bought these CDs anyway. I’m a Frank Black fan, I buy all his CDs, and that’s that.
The point here is simple: Some music you want to own. Other music you just want to try out, sample, see whether you want to own it….
In the long run everyone wins, but it is very difficult to look to the long run when corporations can only see quarter by quarter.