A single song download is too pricey at 99 cents, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 9,034 voters, 61% said that the base price at such online outlets as Apple's iTunes is too expensive for them.

A single song download is too pricey at 99 cents, according to a Billboard.com poll. Of 9,034 voters, 61% said that the base price at such online outlets as Apple's iTunes is too expensive for them.

The largest group, 32%, said 99 cents was simply too much for just one song. Another 29% preferred a less legal approach, agreeing with the statement "Why pay for it when I can download it elsewhere online for free?"

On the other hand, of the 39% who are in favor of the sub-$1 price structure, 22% felt 99 cents was OK if the quality and selection of the service offering the tracks is good. An additional 17% considered the cost a fair amount, "based on what you have to pay for an album."

A new poll already underway seeks your opinion on artists releasing CDs of their concerts shortly after they're completed. Stop by the Voting Booth and cast your vote today!

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboard

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