[fc-uk-discuss] Response to the Guardian (was The BPI's Latest
rob at robmyers.org
Thu Apr 6 20:24:38 BST 2006
On 6 Apr 2006, at 17:10, Graham Seaman wrote:
> I queried this on the main portuguese free software list and have
> so far had two replies; both emphasizing that the Portuguese
> economy is currently in a poor way and people have little money to
> spend on anything. One suggested that if VAT on music was dropped
> to 5% so it was on a more level playing field with books, sales
> might increase; the other, that the decline in the Portuguese
> music industry is not as dramatic as that in more basic
> industries such as textiles.
Great! The Guardian needs to be told about that.
The Long Tail Blog points out that the margins are higher on
downloads and ringtones.
We've also just had the first UK number one due to downloads.
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