Albums 'should only cost one pound'
A top music industry chap has thrown out the controversial idea that albums should cost no more than... one pound. Yes, a single snot, a gold ‘un, an... erm... pound coin.
That man is Rob Dickins, who was in charge of Warner Music for 15 years, and he believes that now is the time to slash album prices as it would boost sales and kill off piracy.
Speaking at the In The City music conference in Manchester, Dickins said: “What we need is a revolution. What we've got is an erosion. When I was running Warners, a chart CD could be £12.99. A chart CD now can be £6.99, maybe even £5.99,” before calling for the cost to be even lower, predicting that top albums would comfortably sell 200 million (last year’s top seller, by that Boyle woman, sold 80 million)
Dickins proposed that if people only had to fork out a pound for an album, they would happily do that as opposed to stealing it for free off of the internet. Which we think is a load of bollocks. How about you?