I was just over at the Spotted Peccary label website http://spottedpeccary.com
checking out some of their great music and talented roster of artist and happen to click on the music buy option , i.e. cd or download format and was surprised to see such high download prices.
What I am trying to figure out is the reasoning for this pricing structure, specifically the high res downloads..... almost $12 for a flac file and near $16 for 24bit file
$2 less the a physical cd or $2 more.
I love this label so understand Im not going after them and one can find some crazy pricing out there when you get into audiophile HD downloads sites.
Could the high price reflect addition storage cost for large file size?
Did the label have additional mastering cost to run a second pass, one @ 16bit for cd replication and another @ 24bit for HR download?
Is the pricing a deterrent to encourage more physical cd sales?
Is this a way to stay alive in a seemingly every shrinking ambient community?
I think its great that they offer such a wide variety of formats yet Im must say there's some sticker shock involved.