At a recent music biz conference, BMG Entertainment head Strauss Zelnick said he didnít envision lower prices, even if consumers bought their music as electronic impulses rather than physical CDs. "The cost of a CD is related to the creative effort that goes into making the music, which is a lot more than the plastic that goes into a disk," Zelnick said. "Whatís driving the costs is rewarding the artists for their creativity." Does this mean that in the not infrequent case where an artist sells a million copies of an album and gets no money for his creativity, we can get a refund?
[from Rock & Rap Confidential/1999]
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