Grrr. Okay, I just plunked down 17 dollars for Finger Eleven's new CD. Now, not that it is a bad CD, but that is crazy. I was going to pick up Flaw's CD as well. It was 20 bucks. 20 freaking dollars. Why do CD's cost so much?
File sharing I think might attribute to it, but cmon. File sharing is how you find out about tons of bands. If not for file sharing I wouldnt know about half the bands I do. It is a way to decide whether or not the CD is worth purchasing or not. Now, if I like the CD, I buy it after I download it. File sharing actually increases popularity of bands, and the RIAA knows this. They want to rob you of your money. Think about it. A catchy single is put out on the radio, you go and buy the CD, and the rest of the CD sucks. You just then wasted 20 bucks on a crappy CD. CD's are getting way to high in prices, ive seen lots of CD's that go as high as 30 bucks, and they dont even contain a DVD or enhanced features. I would understand if it came with a DVD or enhanced features, but not all CD's do. The recording industry does not realize that raising CD prices will just encourage more file sharing. Everyone knows it, im sure you download rather then buy alot. It is getting really bad, and the RIAA needs to wake up.
What are your thoughts? Are CD's priced fairly, or is it getting out of hand?