Lake Arrowhead, CA
Not a Buyer
Me neither. I would like to pick up some cds of music that I've discovered online but I don't want to support an organization that thinks they are the judge, jury and executioner.
If they would just offer a way to get just the tracks of a cd that you like, and pay a small reasonable charge per track, then download them and do with them as you like (burning cds, transfering to mp3 players, etc - unlimited) then I would actually buy music, and prefer to do so online and download it, as long as it is reasonable quality. I'll make my own cds out of the music I get. I've been doing that with tapes for years, cds are no different.
I see no reason to pay inflated prices for one song I like and 12 songs I don't. I'm more likely to rip that song off the cd and add it to my collection and then toss the cd. That's a waste of my money when all I want is a song or two. Until they fix that I'm avoiding buying music.