Posts filed under “Film”

CDs or DVDs: 2 for $25


Altitunes is a Music retailer located almost exclusively in airports. Not exactly the most competitve of retail spaces — captive audience and all that.

The one non-airport location is Grand Central Station — right across from my office. I walk by it a few times aweek. Their latest promotion is 2 CDs or DVDs for $25.

This may not be the best pure sale prices — Target regularly runs $7.99 CD and $9.99 DVD sales, and this week, Best Buy is advertising a “3 DVDs for $20 sale.”

But it points out an interesting conundrum facing the music industry: The competitve pressures they have been facing from the Film industry are actually increasing.

If DVDs — with 2+ hours audio/video, plus many extra features, interviews, fan items — can be sold at the price point of 3 for $20, then why can’t CDs? Even if the BestBuy promotion is a loss leader (I’m not sure it is) — there is something unequivocally broken about the CD pricing model.


Category: Film, Finance, Music

More on Music/CD Competition

Category: Film, Finance, Music

DVD Sales Cannibalizing CD Sales

Category: Film, Finance, Music

Time: Not on the Recording Industry’s Side II

Category: Current Affairs, Film, Finance, Media, Music, Sports, Television

The Definitive Disney Dissing

Category: Film, Finance, Media

Building a “digital” magic kingdom

Category: Film, Media, Web/Tech

P2P, free advertising, and Porn

Category: Film, Finance, Music

Time: Not on the Recording Industry’s Side

Category: Film, Media, Music, Television

Is Disney/Pixar the sequel to Apple/NeXT ?

Category: Current Affairs, Film, Finance

Hollywood’s Newest Nightmare

Category: Current Affairs, Film, Web/Tech