Selling Audio CDs (suround sound) when everyone is downloading

So the principle current business model for ambisonia.com is selling DVD’s with the ‘best 10 tunes submitted this month’ …kind of thing.

This might seem strange since ambisonia already offers everything for free download…. why would someone buy the stuff when they can just download it.

I think there are _some_ reasons why.  Here they are:

  1. The Audio CD will act like an official document. There’s no ‘officialness’ on the internet … all there is is billions of web pages changeing everyday. Having an Audio CD is like having an encapsulated, standalone, official memory of something.
  2. Zigging to their Zag. One of Dave Winer recurring concepts involves not being affraid to do the opposite of what the other major players do. Everyone is moving towards downloads … so I am moving towards selling albums.
  3. Incorporate some kind of ‘goody’ into the Audio CD … maybe a poster, or an extra track, or some other thing… something useful would be the best (any ideas?)
  4. The Ambisonia Audio CD will become a collectable (ahem).

I think point 3 is interesting… any ideas for stuff that I could incorporate into a Audio CD?

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