Music costs too much

And that’s all right with me. I know that when you break down the numbers there is an obscene profit margin on CD sales. But when you’re a fan of small artists, those same profit margins let those artists earn a living. That table at your local club, selling CD’s of the headliner’s music, can be the difference between a hardscrabble existence and a decent career.

And just about everyone has a CD to sell. Because you can get a small run of CD’s at a reasonable price. And you can jam a bunch of CD’s in the trunk of your car to sell at your shows. And you can even find people like Andrew Calhoun, an artist who founded a label to distribute his kind of music.

So as far as I’m concerned, $0.99/song from Apple’s iTunes Music Store is a deal. Now, if we could just get going on the selection.