Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan has her own opinions on the high costs of CDs, piracy and greed: “The industry needs to listen to what the kids are saying. If they can’t afford a CD, I don’t blame them (for file-sharing). Lower the damn price!” McLachlan and her record label, Nettwerk, are pricing her new album,Afterglow, 20% below the usual suggested retail in Canada (U.S. prices not set).
Nice one, Sarah. Mind you, I’m sure the new album will sound a lot like the last album, which sounded a lot like Fumbling Towards Ecstacy, and so on. Sarah doesn’t really need the money, because in addition to having produced just five original studio albums in her career, she’s released two live albums (five if you count Lilith Fair) and three rarities, remixes and B-side albums. So, I’d say she’s got the mercantilism down to a science.