By: Spacelab Research Staff
Sony Music will be the first major music label to sell its music on indie superstore. Amie St. Amie St songs work like this: songs start out pretty cheap, and grow in price as the become more popular. This is called dynamic pricing. Sony doesn't want to follow that for the most part, instead using flat-rate pricing for songs at tiers of 69 cents, 99 cents, or $1.29 based on popularity. Sony can use dynamic pricing whenever they want to, but will use flat rate for most songs.
Expect a backlash from a small but vocal minority of Amie St users that will cry "sellout," but most users will probably enjoy the addition of Sony music to the site.
"We spent hundreds of hours asking members of the Amie Street community whether this kind of catalog belonged on the site, and for most of you the answer was a definite Yes," said Amie St in an open letter announcement on their site.