How iTunes can appease the music industry

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by phanofwclark, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. phanofwclark macrumors newbie

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    I just thought about this, and it kinda makes sense (to me at least...). iTunes should offer songs in surround sound for a higher price (2 dollars, maybe even 2.50). Think about it. The music industry starts offering songs in 5- 6- or maybe even 7- (and in the future, for full THX, 24-) channel surround sound, and so Apple can, in my opinion, legitimately raise their prices and have an acceptable reason. Jobs, maybe, is happy because he has a permissible reason to raise prices, and the music industry gets to make some more money.

    There may be flaws in this, but i certainly wouldn't mind spending a little more money (hopefully not another 1.50, but .50 to even 1 $ wouldn't be too bad) to get surround sound, high quality downloads from the iTMS.
     
  2. nbs2 macrumors 68030

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    Is the music industry willing to record at that high a level? And besides, to really enjoy it, you would need to listen to your music on your computer, through your stereo, using USB/Firewire speakers or some fancy new Airport Express.

    My listening is skewed 95/5 in favor of my iPod over PB. And when I use my PB, it is through the headphones or the built in speakers. Maybe one half of one percent of my listening is through the stereo. What do I care if the music has 50 channels?

    I'm not everybody, but I just wonder how many people are like me.
     
  3. chucknorris macrumors 6502a

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    If you need any proof that the public couldn't really care less about such a proposition, may I remind you that iTunes are encoded in 128 kbps AAC?

    Audiophiles did not buy 600 million songs. Audiophiles probably didn't even buy a million of those.

    Surround sound songs at a higher price would not be an acceptable compromise for either party.
     

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