Jamvan

Mar 25, 2005, 03:31 PM

With all the talk about subscription services and Napster To Go's ad claiming 10,000 songs for $10,000, I got to wondering what I've actually spent over the course of the last (almost) two years since iTMS became available and what that equated to per song for the number of actual songs that have been downloaded.

Well, with Pepsi promotions, songs of the week, discovery downloads, full album purchases, etc, turns out I'm paying about $0.58 a song. I have 884 songs so you can do the math on what I've spent.

To figure this in terms of CD sales, at an average 11 songs per cd, that's about 80 cd's worth of music in two years time. That's $800 at an average price of $10/cd, so I'd say I'm getting one heckuva deal through the store!

What is everyone else paying? I feel that's not such a bad deal considering the amount of usage these files are getting.

Well, with Pepsi promotions, songs of the week, discovery downloads, full album purchases, etc, turns out I'm paying about $0.58 a song. I have 884 songs so you can do the math on what I've spent.

To figure this in terms of CD sales, at an average 11 songs per cd, that's about 80 cd's worth of music in two years time. That's $800 at an average price of $10/cd, so I'd say I'm getting one heckuva deal through the store!

What is everyone else paying? I feel that's not such a bad deal considering the amount of usage these files are getting.