Just as I was about to give up on the music industry as a whole…

“The world’s five largest music companies and the three largest music retailers will pay $143.1 million to settle a CD price fixing case launched by New York and Florida two years ago, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Monday. In August 2000, most U.S. states joined in a lawsuit alleging that an industry practice called “minimum advertised pricing” (MAP) artificially inflated the price of CDs between 1995 and 2000, violating federal and state anti-trust laws. Under MAP, the labels subsidized advertising for retailers that agreed not to sell CDs below a certain price.”


Yah… you can suck it now. Oh, and just so that you know… you STILL aren’t getting my MP3s you ass-hats. I wonder if CD prices might actually go back down now. I doubt it.