RealMessiah;3552598 said:What impression is that? That if you are not putting out an epic song from an epic band or if your song is not ultra long, don't charge 3 dollars for it or most people will not buy it?
Thom1234;3552514 said:Or spend 240MSP, the price of "Atomic," on 3 songs at 80MSP, all of which will likely be much more fun than that song.Also, for the record, HMX could've charged anything for the Cartman song and I'd still buy it. It transcends earthly concepts like price.
RealMessiah;3552610 said:You just going to stick around and keep on trolling?
Thom1234;3552611 said:I don't want this thread to devolve into bickering and personal insults.
Thom1234;3552438 said:Blondie's classic song "Atomic" is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, as part of the RBN.However, it is being sold for 240MSP/$3, in a blatant effort by a dying label in a decaying industry to make a quick buck off of us, at the same time insulting the intelligence of every single one of us who they expect to play their game. As a show of integrity and solidarity, I have created this thread to express our intense dissatisfaction with this extortion, and to show that we will not entertain the fantasies of money-grabbing record labels who are panicking because nobody's buying their product anymore. Please post if you agree with this, and will refuse to buy this song and any other songs the major labels think that we'll pay more for.
Thom1234;3552438 said:...at the same time insulting the intelligence of every single one of us who they expect to play their game.
HMXHenry;3552618 said:TWell it's up to the label and it's up to the members of the RBN community. If you don't think Atomic is worth $3 you don't have to pay the price. Same goes for any $2 or $1 (or free) songs floating around in the RB set list. But the $3 option has been common knowledge for a few months now, and I'm sure this won't be the last song we see with that pricing. It's unfair to use words like "extortion" or "insulting" just because you don't feel like this particular song measures up to your personal guidelines of what's worth $3.
Ehfahq;3552632 said:Wow, really? We were listening to Blondie the other day and this song came on, and I really wanted it to be in RB.Id pay 4 bucks for it.
T-Hybrid;3552627 said:Little late for that buddy.
HMXHenry;3552618 said:Who gets to decide how much a song is worth and whether or not it's fun enough to justify a $3 price tag? Do you judge by length? Quality of chart? Challenge? Fun?
Thom1234;3552640 said:I agree that my choice of words in the OP was inappropriate, I was very annoyed at the time.
T-Hybrid;3552655 said:Regardless of what one person thinks, somebody else will have a different view.You wonder why I'm not acting like Blondie or EMI just descrated the graves of my ancestors?
Deeznutzs27;3552677 said:Yeah I am not sure we needed a whole thread on this.. People that dont like the 3$ vote with your wallet. People who like the song and dont care the cost buy it and dont feel bad in the least.I think the main uproar on this is(for me atleast) the first Major Label on RBN to post a song in the store is 3$. That dosent mean all by them are going to be 3$ but the excitement of bigger labels using the network has been taken back just a bit but its way too early to tell if this is a trend or blip on the radar.
Ehfahq;3552671 said:Now can we get 'Rapture', id pay 3 bucks for that song too. Hitler's dog rules.It really come down to how badly you want the song. I really dont have any bad feelings towards the labels who will be charging 3 bucks.Then again its not the smartest way to sell the tracks.
HMXHenry;3552618 said: Who gets to decide how much a song is worth and whether or not it's fun enough to justify a $3 price tag? Do you judge by length? Quality of chart? Challenge? Fun?
HMXHenry;3552618 said:It's unfair to use words like "extortion" or "insulting" just because you don't feel like this particular song measures up to your personal guidelines of what's worth $3. .
kraven;3552694 said:For the most part DLC costs are ridiculous. Unfortunately gamers still pay it so they will keep over charging. Take a stand, and then stick by it, if you don't like it. If enough people pay the $3, get used to paying $3 for everything.
JoshuaB81285;3552651 said:HMXHenry has spoken!!! Let it be.
Ehfahq;3552713 said:One song +16 charts for 2 bucks is ridiculous?I disagree.