Where do you buy your music?

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Where do you buy your music?

Post by lrankine » Sun May 08, 2011 8:40 am

Just wondering where other MM users buy most of their music from. I continue to use iTunes almost exclusively to purchase my music along with Amazon on those few occasions that iTunes doesn't have what I'm looking for. What does everyone else use?

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by nohitter151 » Sun May 08, 2011 10:07 am

Amazon and direct from the artist when possible.
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by mmfan » Wed May 11, 2011 10:44 pm

I've got a Zune account so I rarely buy music anymore, but you do get to keep 10 songs every month. Other than that I check once in awhile since they have a great selection.
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by malachisecretspy » Wed May 11, 2011 11:29 pm

i buy cd's, not because the artist makes any more money from it, but because i like the feeling of finding one i have wanted for a long time.ripping it and scanning the pages for the artwork.it's a good day when i add another to my collection!!!!!!!!!!!!ain't nothing like the real thing.............. :D :D :D

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by Eyal » Thu May 12, 2011 2:23 am

I do like malachisecretspy because I like the CD feeling too.
Occasionally buy Downloads and burn them to CD's with sleeve printing.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 12, 2011 9:04 am

The added benefit is that if the online store goes belly up (in case of DRMed files) or if you loose a hard drive that CD's instead are a physical backup of your music.
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by goberre » Thu May 12, 2011 9:28 am

Being an audiophile sound quality is paramount. I am not a great fan of lossy codecs like mp3 (256kbps), or copy protection like DRM, so do not download music much. I buy secondhand CDs from ebay or Amazon for on average £4.00 each and rip to FLAC lossless codec (1411kbps), then sell them again. I would like to buy high resolution 24bit 192Khz FLAC files (9216kbps) from HDtracks.com but cannot due to their rediculous policy "HDtracks only serves people residing in the United States". I think being Americans they struggle with geography!
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by Lowlander » Thu May 12, 2011 9:34 am

That's most likely a licensing issue. When you sell tracks you need to negotiate a license in each country with the music studios/rights organizations. Either the hassle or cost prevents many music stores to operate globally.
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by GeraldB » Thu May 12, 2011 8:52 pm

I buy CDs; generally from Amazon or the artists.
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by Sizzly » Wed May 25, 2011 2:40 pm

I spend most of my music budget at http://emusic.com. They've got a slick collection of indie rock tracks that makes me happy.

A couple of the indie retailers I used to use have stopped selling digital tracks and that makes me sad.

(I get a LOT of free tracks by contacting bands on websites and exchange air time on my show for free music! That's my favorite way.)
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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by mcow » Tue Jun 07, 2011 8:51 pm

I usually buy CDs from the label or artist or from Amazon, sometimes even from retail stores (used or new). In the past year I started buying MP3s from Amazon for music where the best fidelity wasn't so important to me. I did once buy the MP3s and decided I liked the album so much, I bought the CD too.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by davidkk » Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:36 am

Recently, its been dmcdownloads, but Amazon, 7Digital, and occasionally iTunes (but this requires a reboot into Windows for iTunes)
I'm UK Based, so will have some different options, but I know 7Digital is also in the US now..

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by al_kempter » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:38 am

I still want my music on CDs which I then rip to the PC (and can rip again in case the PC dies).

During the last years I bought the CDs in online stores like Amazon, as I can listen to parts of the CDs before buying them. Record stores are usually a pain as it is often difficult to find the CDs (if they have them in stock) and you often have to queue up for listening to the CDs.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by Solitaire001 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 8:19 pm

For a long time I purchased my music on CD and then ripped the tracks that I wanted to listen to. This is mainly because of the issue of DRM with the on-line music stores, I simply avoided on-line music with DRM whenever possible.

Since the DRM has been dropped at the on-line stores, I've taken to purchasing my music on-line through Amazon.com. My first preference is still for CD, but on-line is a good option for me when the CD is not available.

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Re: Where do you buy your music?

Post by jqueeng02 » Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:36 am

I buy original cds or purchase it in itunes..I say no to piracy!!

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