I'm wondering how many people will be convinced to buy a CDR release if the price is lower.
I'm also curious how much better a given release, by a given artist, would sell in CD format as compared to CDR. One thing we'd like to do with our simplified Hypnos CD packaging, is release some of the stuff that would have been on Hypnos Secret Sounds in the past, on Hypnos in the future. For example, the Deepspace album The Glittering Domain has sold pretty well, enough that in retrospect, we could just as well have released it on CD instead of CDR.
For some things like reissues or obscure live recordings or whatever, I still think CDR makes sense. But maybe for some things, we'll release them on Hypnos in a pressed CD and see how many people pick it up, who might not have bought it on CDR.