• United States cuts fees

Feb 13, 20031 min
Data Center’s Rhapsody online music service says it is cutting it’s fee for burning a song to CD down to $.49 from $.99, a move that will result in a loss for each song purchased. According to the story on

The drastic discount underscores the lengths to which legitimate online music companies will go to jump-start the fledgling marketplace, which is competing against still popular unauthorized services like Kazaa which attract millions with offers of virtually limitless content for free.

It’s all about math and access. Sure the ability to buy just the songs you want and burn them to disk is great, but if you can simply and easily get the same songs for free without much, if any, repercussion, which method are you more likely to choose?