First, this is not intended as an advertisement. I am looking for feedback from the forum as to what is considered "fair" CD pricing, and your attitude towards music purchases in general. As some of you know, I am a music content provider. This morning I received an anonymous email from someone claiming the pricing for my upcoming CD release was too high. He goes on to comment that he will stick with his vinyl version of our old record, and a bootleg CD (which originally sold for 40DM, or $24USD) that was produced some years ago. The new album took over ten years in production, and several hundred thousand dollars to create, not counting the tens of thousands of hours of labor involved. The CD is being sold for $13USD plus shipping, which is at cost. I am not looking for feedback directly related to my project, but am using its development as a basis for providing some perspective. Assuming an artist was to release a CD that had material you enjoyed on it, and was of high quality from a production and packaging perspective, what do feel would be fair to pay for it? Also, would you feel any more inclined to purchase this CD directly from the artist know they were being paid for it, rather than getting only a small percentage through a big record company and distribution chain, and that any income would be going directly into producing more new music? PS. I have already emailed the admins to see if there is anything out of line with the content of this post. I look forward to your comments.