Kevin C. Tofel over at jkOnTheRun has a thought provoking piece on music subscription services vs. buying outright on CD. Personally I thought this was a great read with some excellent points for both sides of the arguement.
Personally – I’m still on the fence. I want every flavor of cake and I would prefer to have those cakes with me forever … not just until I forget to pay the monthly bill. Can I get DRM Free for say $20/month?
Before I go further, I want to avoid the "Zune fanboy" comments because my focus is really on an all-you-can-eat subscription vs. a traditional buy a license to listen per album model. You can replace "Zune Pass" with any music subscription service here if you like. However, the fact is that I listen to music on these 53 albums and it cost me $44.97; had I paid $9.99 an album at the store for a DVD on sale or through the iTunes Music store, those albums would have cost me $529.47.
Go check out the story … I’d love to see what everyone thinks – are you a buy it at the store or pay a monthly fee type?