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July 02, 2007

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Adam

Last I checked, Universal was more like a wholesaler than a retailer. What wholesalers get to set the prices that retailers charge for goods? (Pace recent supreme court decisions.)

CoryS

Adam, I was thinking the same thing and read this:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-ex-prices28jun29,1,2736418.story?track=rss&ctrack=1&cset=true

Could Universal be getting ready to price-set its inventory for iTunes or walk if they don't? Let the fun begin.

Mark

"They want the ability to set prices for their own product" -- right! That's what they do with Didiom. Didiom allows them and other music providers to set their own retail prices.

Marc Cohen

This is much ado about nothing. The only price that will make a difference to consumers is free. Higher prices on popular songs will drive more people to file sharing. Apple and the record industry are fighting over pricing when they should be figuring out how to make money and make music free.

Check out the Ad-Supported Music Central blog:
http://ad-supported-music.blogspot.com/

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