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#4041575 - 11/26/14 03:30 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I am always going to buy music of the following artist:

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#4041577 - 11/26/14 03:36 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Not for some while. When you have YouTube it's not necessary for me at least.

I will start by searching for an artist and then just follow the recommended list and see where it takes me. Those are great nights usually smile


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#4041581 - 11/26/14 03:41 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Oh, there's also the fact that "good enough" isn't "good enough" for me.
MP3s are inferior to CDs, hands down, although sometimes 320kbps are close. You need the high-bit lossless for good sound, and those are so big you're talking over 1GB per album. Pandora is like low quality MP3s. The sound quality on YouTube is godawful.
I will rip my CDs to fit on my MP3 player so I can listen when I'm at lunch, at work, in a gym, or on vacation...places where CDs are not practical. I used to bring a portable CD player to school and work in the 90s, now it would be too much hassle.

But when I want to HEAR my music, I want the CD. I'd have more vinyl if I had a spot for my turntable anymore.



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#4041584 - 11/26/14 03:44 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: Chucky]  
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Originally Posted By: Chucky
Not for some while. When you have YouTube it's not necessary for me at least.

I will start by searching for an artist and then just follow the recommended list and see where it takes me. Those are great nights usually smile



+1 I use YouTube as well.

#4041587 - 11/26/14 03:47 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yes - I got Now 89 yesterday mp3 only from Amazon. Couldn't be bothered to wait for the CD to show up and you get a selection of songs without having to do any thinking. wacky

last month did the same with Ministry Of Sound the Annual 2014 - this stuff makes good background music.


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#4041588 - 11/26/14 03:47 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Yes I do buy music! Sometimes I buy mp3 from Amazon, but CD and Vinyl LP are preferred.


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#4041590 - 11/26/14 03:49 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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If I find something I like I buy the CD. I'm old. I don't trust the internet.

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#4041595 - 11/26/14 03:55 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Thanks for the responses so far guys. Considering the typical SimHQ demographics, I'm not surprised to see that several of us still buy CD's.


Having said that, I can also see why the big record labels have been in crisis mode for several years now.


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#4041602 - 11/26/14 04:04 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer


Having said that, I can also see why the big record labels have been in crisis mode for several years now.


Good point.Listening to music on YT doesn't pay the artist. I'm surprised it doesn't all get removed constantly but it doesn't appear to. Or maybe it just gets uploaded constantly. Add to that the torrent sites it's no wonder they are having a crisis.

I do have a large CD collection that runs into hundreds plus some vinyl too.I know it's wrong to listen to music for free but until someone stops me personally I'll keep browsing YT every night.


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#4041616 - 11/26/14 04:18 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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90% of the music I buy is on vinyl. Spend a fortune each week on it. Of the remaining 10% most of that are digital from Juno, Boomkat or Bandcamp. Very rarely buy CDs. One or two a year at most.

#4041623 - 11/26/14 04:37 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: Jedi Master]  
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#4041625 - 11/26/14 04:39 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: Peally]  
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Originally Posted By: Peally
I was born in 1990 old man, any music I got through my lifetime was through a radio or from friends biggrin


1990?

Man, we need to get somebody who will be more diligent about checking I.D.s at the door! wink

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I rarely buy a CD anymore, as MP3's have been so convenient. (Plus my hearing has been sufficiently degraded on both the high and low ends such that the higher sound quality is not much of a concern to me.)

These days, I've mostly been listening to slacker.com or my MP3 collection. From time to time, something on Slacker, or Youtube will motivate me to buy some downloads from Amazon.com

Technology-wise, it's a good time to be alive. We've come a long way from recording songs off from the local radio station on to a small reel-to-reel recorder, and nearly always having the DJ stomp on the end of the song... cuss

#4041628 - 11/26/14 04:44 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: Jedi Master]  
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Originally Posted By: Jedi Master
Oh, there's also the fact that "good enough" isn't "good enough" for me.
MP3s are inferior to CDs, hands down, although sometimes 320kbps are close. You need the high-bit lossless for good sound, and those are so big you're talking over 1GB per album. Pandora is like low quality MP3s. The sound quality on YouTube is godawful.
I will rip my CDs to fit on my MP3 player so I can listen when I'm at lunch, at work, in a gym, or on vacation...places where CDs are not practical. I used to bring a portable CD player to school and work in the 90s, now it would be too much hassle.

But when I want to HEAR my music, I want the CD. I'd have more vinyl if I had a spot for my turntable anymore.



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#4041634 - 11/26/14 04:52 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Geez, the knowledge some of you have with music and sound...

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#4041635 - 11/26/14 04:53 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I use streaming to explore and discover new artists, then buy the vinyl. Almost everyone include free high quality digital download codes in their vinyl issues. Being a musician myself I try to buy everyone's work. I'd feel pretty crappy if I didn't.

#4041652 - 11/26/14 05:20 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted By: PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted By: NavyNuke99

But then again, I'm the guy who will listen to all of a band's albums, end to end, instead of just picking and choosing a few songs here and there over and over again.


I think the collective attention span of society has decreased or something because I know a lot of people who told me that they can't just listen to an entire album from beginning to end because it bores them and because they need variety.


I think that largely depends on the quality of the album, rather than the attention span. Some (most?) bands/artists release a mediocre album with one or two over-produced songs optimized to storm the charts. The rest of the songs usually are meh.

Didn't we have a thread here some time ago about albums that one could listen to in its entirety?


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#4041660 - 11/26/14 05:33 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: Jayhawk]  
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Originally Posted By: Jayhawk

Didn't we have a thread here some time ago about albums that one could listen to in its entirety?
Yes we did. It was quite an enlightening thread too!


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#4041691 - 11/26/14 06:14 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I have very few albums I can listen to in their entirety.

Exceptions are Pink Floyd,Grandaddy,MUSE and Mike Oldfield.


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#4041695 - 11/26/14 06:25 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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I refuse to give Apple any money ever, I only buy from Amazon DRM free MP3s. I am also a prime customer so i can listen to almost any music that Amazon carries through streaming.


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#4041699 - 11/26/14 06:34 PM Re: Do you still buy music? [Re: Moses]  
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Originally Posted By: Moses
I refuse to give Apple any money ever, I only buy from Amazon DRM free MP3s.


Same here. The whole iPod/iTunes thing turned me off them forever. I bought all my DRM free MP3's from Play.com.


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