Is Downloading Music For Free a Bad Thing?
Jon Mills asked: Many people listen to free music by downloading it through various means and the main reasons for doing this have always been convenience, speed and cost. It is true that it is cheaper to buy a digital track from an online vendor than a CD single but most believe that music is still simply too expensive. People have been complaining about the price of CDs since they were invented and although the record industry has now embraced the idea of selling digital music tracks, they still insist on charging high prices for the privilege. They want people to believe that the prices they charge per track are a good deal, but buying 10 or 15 tracks for download is often the same as the CD equivalent and the quality is inferior. Not to mention the fact that they have no reproduction, packaging, or distribution costs. It is primarily because people have repeatedly been disappointed for so many years that they want to download and listen to fee music first before deciding whether to