Would you be willing to pay $3 for the right song?

davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
edited May 2010 in The Rock Band Network
First off, yes, this is different than LuigiHann's poll. And second, no, I'm not going to start charging $3 for my songs. :p

Now that that's out of the way, the question stands: Would you be willing to pay $3 for the right song? And if so, what exactly makes that specific song the "right song" that you would be willing to pay $3 for it?

I'll start! Yes, I would. And the song is - Dream Theater, "Metropolis pt. 1". Partly because it's 9:30 in length, but mostly because it's the first song of theirs I ever heard, and the one that made me a DT fan.

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  • vedisvedis Road Warrior
    edited March 2010
    The right song for me spans about 50+ songs, but they are specific songs(not artists), by specific artists(no cover versions)

    one of them is Smooth Criminal by MJ, as much as the AAF version is nice, it just has nothing on the original, which is why i mention the covers :)

    a few others would include

    Thriller-MJ
    Twlight zone-Golden Earring
  • aperfectorestesaperfectorestes Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    I would say length has alot to do with it. It doesn't even have to be 10 minutes imo, just not 2-4 either.

    Incubus - Sick Sad Little World is a good example of what I would spend $3. It has little to do with who the artist it. It has alot more to do with how epic the song is to me and how much content I am getting for my extra dollar.

    That said one of my favorite songs right now is Chevelle - Jars and I most definitely would not pay $3 for it.

    There are certain Muse songs I would get for $3 and some of the longer Underoath songs from Define the Great Line.
  • jimburyjimbury Road Warrior
    edited March 2010
    only for shine on you crazy diamond, and as thats way too long it aint happening.
  • QuaszarQuaszar Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    3 Dollars for the right song(s).... Answer is yes
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    i could name off MANY songs i'd pay $3 for, though i wouldn't be able to afford it if they were all released (not to mention how stacked that would leave my collection).

    one easy rule is that if ian curtis, andrew wk, or john darnielle are present then my wallet is open.
  • DJPookaDJPooka Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    There's a few songs I'd pay $3 for but they're all songs I doubt would ever come to RB, either through DLC or RBN...

    Sister's Of Mercy - Temple Of Love or Dominion/Mother Russia.
    Both are incredibly long, and a major part of my musical childhood.
    Shpongle - Outer Shpongolia/Levitaion Nation
    Not too long, but would be fun on almost everything except vocals, and that could be done in a really fun way.... Although one to destroy the vocalists - Ineffable Mysteries...

    Given enough time I'll think of more - but those were the first ones that came to mind...
  • CrazyIvanCrazyIvan Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    I would be willing to play $3 for a song that is a personal favorite, regardless of length, with one caveat: that it is not "likely" to be eventually released by HMX as normal DLC.

    While HMX does often catch me off-guard with their offerings, they do in general lean towards certain names. To that end, there are a number of bands that I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to see in Rock Band that I just don't see HMX putting out as typical DLC.

    So I would be willing to pay the $3 in RBN just to finally get their music in the game because otherwise they wouldn't be there at all.
  • HelloMasterHelloMaster Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    I loved that you picked "Metropolis Pt. 1" David - I'm in exactly the same boat as you (heard it first, loved it, quite willing to part with the $3 for it). In fact, I've been begging for that one on the Ultimate Setlist board a long time.

    My answer is yes. I'm definitely more selective at that price point. But I could probably name 20 songs right now that I'd bite the bullet on.

    Edit: just realized I didn't answer the whole question. The quickest way to get me to spend the extra buck is if it's something I really want - your mastodons, your mars voltas, your between the buried and mes - but would also be willing to go there if the chart looked incredible.

    (psst, I wish there was an actual poll up top so we could get the numbers.)
  • EhfahqEhfahq Headliner
    edited March 2010
    Yes I would. It would have to be a song I love.

    I wouldnt want to start paying 3 bucks for every song though.
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited March 2010
    Yes~ I would also drop $3 on Metropolis Pt. 1 for the exact same reasons :)

    In fact, if any of my most wanted songs were released for $3 on the RBN I'd go for it~
  • Happy DragonHappy Dragon Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    davidshek;3558993 said:
    Would you be willing to pay $3 for the right song? And if so, what exactly makes that specific song the "right song" that you would be willing to pay $3 for it?
    .
    Yes.

    A known quantity.
    Something I am familiar with, really enjoy listening to at any point and will not tire of listening to anytime in the forseeable future.

    My pick for example....I would happily pay 10 dollars to play "House of The Rising Sun" by The Animals in this game, let alone a measly $3. :p
  • Ferocious QFerocious Q Headliner
    edited March 2010
    The Pokemon Theme maybe.

    Epic song, one of the greatest things from my life.
  • jawillroyjawillroy Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    Ehfahq;3559043 said:
    Yes I would. It would have to be a song I love.

    I wouldnt want to start paying 3 bucks for every song though.
    I see dead horses. *twitch* :eek:

    Don't worry, Ehfahq: There's plenty of artists who view this whole thing as an opportunity to build an audience, and don't count on making money in the short term. There will always be $1 material here, because "the music scene is crazy/ bands start up/ each and every day..."

    I'll only charge $3 for my brand new epic, all-BRE onslaught, entitled "LONGEST THREAD SHRED": nine and a half minutes of FAP FAP FAP.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited March 2010
    I really really want to say no and as of right now that answer stands.

    However if something that my band would all love and would get a TON of play AND was a favorite song of mine... I'd have to show a lot of willpower to keep up my word.
  • Happy DragonHappy Dragon Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    Ehfahq;3559043 said:
    Yes I would. It would have to be a song I love.

    I wouldnt want to start paying 3 bucks for every song though.
    Couldn't and can't would be my reality. :(
  • davidshekdavidshek Community Playtester
    edited March 2010
    HelloMaster;3559027 said:
    (psst, I wish there was an actual poll up top so we could get the numbers.)
    I elected not to put a poll on here because lots of people would just answer the poll and then not comment in the thread. I wanted actual responses. :)
  • TrugitrheroTrugitrhero Unsigned
    edited March 2010
    Happy Dragon;3559075 said:
    Yes.

    A known quantity.
    Something I am familiar with, really enjoy listening to at any point and will not tire of listening to anytime in the forseeable future.

    My pick for example....I would happily pay 10 dollars to play "House of The Rising Sun" by The Animals in this game, let alone a measly $3. :p
    That is a GRAVE misspelling of 'Ploy of Oracle', my friend. haha.

    In all honesty, it would have to do with the length of the song for me. I could love it to death, but if it #3 for a 2-3 minute song, then im sorry but i'll just leave it to my i-pod instead.

    If songs by Dream Theater that fit the length, or the full Prequel to the Sequel by BTBAM were to be released, I'd drop $3.
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited March 2010
    Length of song doesn't matter to me at all, in fact a longer song is a bit of negative for me.
  • HelloMasterHelloMaster Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    davidshek;3559118 said:
    I elected not to put a poll on here because lots of people would just answer the poll and then not comment in the thread. I wanted actual responses. :)
    Fair point. I guess if I really wanted the percentages, I could let it grow and then just count it myself. (Though the response at present is overwhelmingly one-sided).
  • Groudon199Groudon199 1 hour, 39 minutes, 52 seconds
    edited March 2010
    It would take a song that I really like to get me to spend $3 on it. Zebrahead's "Brixton" and Crush 40's "Live and Learn" and "Open Your Heart" are a few examples of those types of songs by bands many might not be familiar with, and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and Michael Jackson's "Thriller" are a couple examples of well-known songs I'd spend that much on..
  • CJHobbesCJHobbes Road Warrior
    edited March 2010
    My answer to the thread is yes, I'd be willing to pay $3 for a song that I absolutely love. My sig is an example of one of the bands I'd shower with MS points.

    With that being said, I'll just rewrite what I posted in the other thread:

    I suppose my plan for RBN is:
    $3 - I'll purchase if it's a great tune I really want, being more selective
    $2 - I'll purchase if it's a good tune, being slightly selective
    $1 - I'll purchase if it's a decent tune, essentially "impulse" buying
  • awest505awest505 Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    I would only pay $3 for something truly special, like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, or Pink Floyd. I won't spend it on regular popular songs, but I would probably buy anything I like for $2.
  • JormJorm Road Warrior
    edited March 2010
    Unequivocably yes.

    Artist I recognize and love. Song I love.

    I certainly won't be taking any fliers on $3 songs, it has to be solidly in my strike zone for me to bite at $3.
  • Happy DragonHappy Dragon Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    Trugitrhero;3559125 said:
    That is a GRAVE misspelling of 'Ploy of Oracle', my friend. haha.
    Although that is indeed a very good modern translation, I'll keep with the traditional vernacular. :p
  • JBurtonJBurton Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    I would pay 3$ for Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group if its the 10 minute long version. And thats an instrumental!
  • kingtonyxkingtonyx Unofficial
    edited March 2010
    Although technically a lot of us have already paid over $2 for a song before, if we bought the AC/DC track pack when it first came out...

    $40 for 18 tracks = $2.22 per song
  • jmohr1jmohr1 Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    awest505;3559168 said:
    I would only pay $3 for something truly special, like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, or Pink Floyd. I won't spend it on regular popular songs, but I would probably buy anything I like for $2.
    ^this

    I'd love to get some acts that i haven't seen in the game yet (the above but swap out floyd with prince) enough to pay extra (for example, i payed the 40 bucks for acdc when i really only wanted 6 of the songs).

    acts like cake or bush,for example, while i'm a big fan, i just can't justify paying above the standard price for...
  • MysteryManMysteryMan Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    Nope. It sets a dangerous precedent, and besides, there are literally hundreds of great songs at $2 already.
  • aperfectorestesaperfectorestes Opening Act
    edited March 2010
    GH songs were originally more than $2 apiece as well. Rock Band set the standard for the $2 song.

    Don't even get me started on the laughable prices of the DJ Hero songs. I haven't played the game, but the DLC is insanely priced.
  • Happy DragonHappy Dragon Rising Star
    edited March 2010
    davidshek;3559118 said:
    I elected not to put a poll on here because lots of people would just answer the poll and then not comment in the thread. I wanted actual responses. :)
    Which is it Dave...?

    :p
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