Thesis: Does music sound as good when free?
Here is a bit of a ramble. Was wondering to myself if it's tougher for new music artists to recruit fans.
There is some psychological term for the phenomenon that the more we invest in a possession the more we appreciate it and vise versa. So if product A cost me 20$ and product B (which is a replica of A) cost me nothing, I would appreciated A more. (Something to do with behavioral justification to avoid cognitive dissonance).
Does this mean that the possibility of artists recruiting fans has been seriously reduced? The music we discover on the radio, on Pandora, through a friend or wherever, we are most likely going to download for free or for a buck at Itunes as opposed to actually paying 20$.
At best, ill download more songs by the same artist which could in itself be defined as an evolved type of fan.
I wonder if it still sounds as good...interesting little thesis 'Does music sound as good when free?'
For those of you that read this far...arigato.
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