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3 comments

Making money twice (1)

CRCulver (715279) | more than 6 years ago | (#21394001)

Classical lovers tend to be audiophiles. Those downloading MP3s may only be previewing, and then will buy a nice CD (or SACD or audio DVD) if they find the music enjoyable. By attracting people to its MP3 store, Universal may be hoping that they will be making money twice on many items.

Re:Making money twice (2, Informative)

sseaman (931799) | more than 6 years ago | (#21408183)

Classical lovers don't tend to be audiophiles - audiophiles tend to be classical consumers. Pop music is recorded and mastered to be listened to on reasonably high quality equipment, but as long as the bass is up, it will sound fine. Classical music - and anything using acoustic instruments - benefits more from better equipment than most popular music, and audiophiles use classical music as a benchmark for system performance.

Most classical lovers (music students, musicians, older listeners, people from regions where Western classical music is growing in popularity) probably belong to a demographic that is not interested in $1,500 speaker wires.

Why give free promotion? (2, Interesting)

NewYorkCountryLawyer (912032) | more than 6 years ago | (#21403041)

Since when is Slashdot for providing free advertising to record companies?
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