In contrast with the file-sharing masses, some fans salivate at ultra-limited or obnoxiously expensive releases. What are the implications of these releases? Is something better or more special because it costs a lot of money? Via Hypebot:

Recent singles and album releases have nicely illustrated some of the reasons a musician might release music at a seemingly outrageous price. From Mike Doughty’s $543.09 song to the £3000 single from Gaggle to a Bob Dylan release with only 100 physical copies, each of these choices has different reasoning behind it from art to politics to exclusivity to copyright.

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