Price point

  1. Major Labels Push Back on Best Buy's Price Demands

    November 04, 2011 3:20 PM EDT A Best Buy initiative to have all single-disc albums at an everyday price of $9.99 for the holiday selling season has been turned back by the major labels-at least for now. While some major-label distribution executives expect the conversation to ...

  2. Business Matters: Research in Motion (RIM) Falters, Android and iOS Safer Than Ever

    June 17, 2011 5:02 PM EDT Business Matters: Research in Motion Falters, Android and iOS Safer Than Ever -- Apple and Google's dominant mobile and tablet market shares probably won't be jeopardized any time soon. Just a couple weeks after Research in Motion (RIM) ...

  3. Analysis: Lower CD Prices Could Provide a Shot in the Arm

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT When news broke last week that Universal Music Group Distribution will lower CD prices to $10 or less, the immediate expectation was an increase in sales. But lower CD prices should have other benefits as well. And even if other majors don’t immed ...

  4. Updated: UMG To Launch U.S. Pricing Test

    March 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group could rewrite U.S. music pricing when it tests a new frontline pricing structure, which is designed to get single CDs in stores at $10, or below. Beginning in the second quarter and continuing through most of the year, th ...

  5. Analysis: iTunes Price Hike Takes In Extra $43K

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Three weeks after 33 of iTunes' 100 best-selling tracks received price increases, the end result is a win for the labels. Tracks that received the price change from $0.99 to $1.29 have generated more revenue on fewer unit sales than they woul ...

  6. Criticism, Doubts Over iTunes Price Changes

    April 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Though the online world tends to give Steve Jobs and Apple the benefit of the doubt, there has been an incredible amount of second-guessing about iTunes' decision to allow a three-tiered pricing system. A number of tracks - one third of yeste ...

  7. NPD: CD Prices Falling In Stores

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The average price of a CD in U.S. stores in the third quarter was $12.95, according to a survey conducted by NPD Music Watch Price Lab. That represents a 4% decline from the $13.49 the firm found in t The average price of a CD in U.S. stores in th ...