I received my reminder of free downloads from Freegal.com – courtesy of my public library. Yes, it’s nice to have access to a large portion of the Sony Music Library, but an interesting question arose: are the artists receiving their fair share?
Mind you, I like Freegal because it is a free legal music service that lets me sample new things at no costs and most of the music I will buy will be still be on CDs. I do have an iTunes account, but make my purchases there sparingly. Yet, my brother’s introduced me to Pandora, a friend’s introduced me to Google Play – and I foolishly subscribe to the latter.
Read this on the Forbes website this past weekend: “Is $10 a month too much…” It’s a good question to consider, since public radio still exists (unless you like to subscribe to XM Sirius or something like that. I like to support my local classical music station and gladly send the monthly donation for that).
At what point is the price of music too high?