Why is buying music so hard?

March 12, 2009 at 9:14 pm Leave a comment

So, I want to buy the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs album.  I k now it came out this week.  I go to their website and see I can buy it there.  And amazingly, it’s actually available in several digital formats, all unencumbered by DRM.  I can even get 4 bonus acoustic tracks for just 3 dollars more.  Sweet.  I go to buy it, and find out I have to go through their web forms.  I’m lazy, and don’t like typing in all my info so this actually represents a pretty large barrier for me.  “No problem,” I think, “I’ll just buy it at amazon.”  No such luck though.  They have it, but I can’t get the bonus tracks (at least not without pre-ording a CD for $18.)  So, end result: I’ve spent the last 2 hours surfing the net and watching TV instead of buying/listening to an album.

Admittedly, this is a thousand times better than it was just 5 years ago.  But really, why should I have to input my credit card info everytime I want to make one of these small payments.  I actually am lazy enough that I won’t buy something if I have to enter that info.  This is why Amazon rocks.  It doesn’t present any of these barriers.  Ah well, I’ll probably buy it anyway, but I’m waiting for the day when I don’t need to keep doing this.


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