Monday, May 29, 2006

embracing the free market

Well, not exactly, but close enough. Jane Siberry has opted for self-determined pricing on her digital downloads. That means downloaders pay whatever they wish for the MP3s, starting with nothing. So far, 17% of downloaders have freeloaded, 8% of payers have paid less than the suggested price and average payment is $1.14 per track (vs. the $0.99 suggested price). You can also see the average payment on each track while ordering. Pro-choice generosity tangled with peer pressure psy-ops. Sounds like a free market after all.
[via Abrasive Records]

The MySpace blog indicates that she was in Belgium recently. Hmmm...