Thursday, October 26th 2006
The other day I spotted this rather ironic advertising poster for Visa:
The slogan could be translated to
Enjoy every beat (or tone, to be precise).
Well, what can I say. I would be able to enjoy every beat if I could buy my music at a reasonable price.
As it is, I can’t. And if I bought my music for $1 per track, I would be able to listen to it, but hardly enjoy it.
I believe the following needs to be repeated until the music labels get it: Why would anyone want to buy a limited-use (DRM-infested), lower quality copy of a CD (wihtout the
album art) when it’ll cost you as much as getting the real thing in perfect 48 kHz 44kHz/16 bit quality, which you can then rip at whatever quality you like and play on whatever digital audio player you like?
Edited for factual errors.