Posts filed under “Music”

DVD recorders, CDs . . .

Since we just had a little discussion on gasoline prices (Gasoline versus Crude Oil), lets take a look at some other prcies around the consumer universe:

DVD Recorders:

Target has the Cyber Home DVR1500 for $198.
CompUSA has the Liteon LVW5001 DVD recorder $199.99
Its a Progressive scan DVD-RW, with a firewire connector
(but it requires a $30 mfr mail in rebate, which you know I despise)

You may recall our prediction that DVD recorders will sell for by “Christmas 2004 for $150-250.” Well, we are there already. Letys see if the second half of the prediction comes true: “At that price, this becomes a very popular home and consumer device; Especially if we see name brands ike Panasonic under $250.”

So far, we are at the magic $200 price point for a consumer electronic product. Today, these are probably loss leaders. How long will it be before a name brand is selling at these prices? December 2004, perhaps?

As for CDs, Best Buy has several discs in their weekend circular at $6.99 (Graham Colton Band, Chronic Futures, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Keane, Snow Patrol). A few $7.99 and $8.99 CDs, and a slew of $9.99 discs. That’s a pricing improvement. (J&R has alot of $9.99 CDs too.)

On the DVD side, Best Buy has a slew of “2 for $15″ for sale (Midnight Run, Being John Malcovich, Back to School, and Donnie Brasco get my vote . . .)

Category: Film, Finance, Music

Little Stevie tries to rescue Rock-n-Roll

Category: Music

Australia makes iPod use illegal

Category: Music

Coconuts ventures into online Music

Category: Music

Voluntary Collective License

Category: Music, Web/Tech

35% of All CDs are Illegal Copies

Category: Finance, Music

Radio’s Wounded Business Model

Listen to music on the radio much lately? If you answered “no,” you’re in good company. Americans are listening to broadcasts — especially of music — much less frequently then they used to. And with good reason, too: Stations which were once a way to discover new music have become bland sources of uniform playlists….Read More

Category: Finance, Media, Music

Music: Rent versus Own

Category: Music

CD installs virus/spyware

Category: Music

Bad Faith in Music Industry Litigation Settlement

Category: Music