Re: Too expensive for Amazon
I'm afraid my opinion differs, I recently bought the £14.99 spotify 'family' pack (5x Spotify subscriptions), I gave my business partner & his other half a subscription, my better half and myself also had a subscription and also to my grandma as she doesn't get about much and enjoys music.
That equates to £3 a month (Less than the cost of a single album). I listen to the service almost all day at work and also whilst doing service calls in my van. My music habits tend to be quite varied and in all honesty, If I were to purchase all the music I listened to (Even if I only ever listened to it once then never again) I'd have spent a phenomenal amount of money. I appreciate that I don't *OWN* the music, I am simply paying for access to the catalogue but that suits me well, just because it doesn't suit one persons ideology, others (Such as myself) may have a totally different view. £3 is about the same price you'd spend on a MoccaChoccaLatteFrappaChino from <Insert overpriced 'trendy' coffee chain here>.
Like it or lump it, almost everything is going subscription-based - Adobe, Office, Music, TV - I envisage a future where you won't be able to buy tracks and albums in the current way that we've been able to previously and subscription-based is the only way to go for future releases. I have to admit I can't remember the last time I purchased a physical CD and infact my most recently purchased vehicle had the CD player as an 'optional extra', even then it was relegated to hiding in the glove box!