Here’s the dream world for the EMI Group, Sony/BMG, etc.: there
are two prices for songs on iTunes, say, $2.49 and $0.99. All
the new releases come out at $2.49. Some classic rock (Sweet
Home Alabama) is at $2.49. Unwanted, old, crap, like, say,
Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) — the crap we only know because it
was pushed on us in the 70s by paid-off disk jockeys — would
be deliberately priced at $0.99 to send a clear message that
$0.99 = crap.