Here’s an interesting way to bill, buy, rent, sell digital songs:
Price them at 10 cents, first use.
9 cents, second use.
1 cent from then on, forever for a specific user.
Movies? Start at 50 cents. Then go to
10 cents and keep it at $0.10 forever for that specific user.
Users who “buy” a song for 10c get a deal sure, but songs that a user listen to over and over, the user will pay a penny each time.
It’s all marketing. Would you pay 10 cents for a song? Of course. A dime? Hell yeah.
Would you pay a penny (eventually) to listen to it over and over? A PENNY? No problem.
Pay to use models:
Metered parking spots.
Toll roads and bridges.
Bus, ferry, taxi, airlines seats.
Tickets for concerts, ball games, dinner shows, movies.
Wouldn’t it be cool that the more you used something, the less you paid for it? Until eventually you pay just a fraction of the original fee.