Do you pay for music?

Discussion in 'Books, Music, TV & Movies' started by Seliph, May 1, 2017.

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Do you pay for music?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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    63.2%
  1. Seliph
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    Do you?
     


  2. nero99

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    never have and never will thanks to itunes and youtube.
     
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  3. Seriel

    Seriel Worshipper of Skiddos

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    Nah, if I want a specific album I'll just google it, and things like YouTube are good for random browsing. Would get into Spotify but i can't be bothered xD
     
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  4. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    Who even pays for music? That's like unheard of today.
     
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  5. Ryccardo

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    In the form of Youtube ads, sure...
     
  6. Dionicio3

    Dionicio3 Some Cool Skiddo

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    Phfff, who doesn't have adblock on?
     
  7. Seriel

    Seriel Worshipper of Skiddos

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    uBlock Origin ;)
     
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    To be honest, almost never except when buying CDs which I still will do occasionally....
     
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    I gave google play music, I don't even know why:unsure: I guess I'm too lazy to look for a good place to download music
     
  10. Vipera

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    I pay for my music. AMA.

    I dislike streaming services like Spotify. In order to make a dollar, triple the population of my hometown needs to listen to the same track. Also I hate the idea that I need an active internet connection to listen to something I could easily listen to from my device.

    When it comes to independent artists, I always make sure to buy their stuff from Bandcamp. That ensures that most of the money go to them. I even was a Patreon of a specific musician for a while. For commercial artists I use specific music websites or subscription-based ones that allow me to download the files to listen to offline (eMusic). For everything else, there's Noisetrade.
     
  11. Jayro

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    I'll buy a used/like new CD on eBay for like $4 on occasion, but usually only because I can't find a FLAC torrent of it. So usually I do not pay for music.
     
  12. The Real Jdbye

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    Do streaming services count? If so then yes.
    Other than that, I buy albums from indie artists sometimes.
    I don't pirate much of my music (unless you count YouTube)
    So I guess yes?
     
  13. VashTS

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    its been a while - spotify/google music for me as of the past few years, but prior to that it was on board storage and around 10 gigs of my fave stuff.

    my first mp3 i downloaded was Butthole Surfers - Pepper in prob like 1996ish and never turned back during the napster days.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    Never tried streaming services. Always seems like a worse option than clicking related videos on youtube or something. While I may point and laugh at things like facebook and twitter I can sort of understand why some people other than me would use them (unchecked vanity and delusions that they are doing something interesting does seem to be a popular affliction), however to this day I have no earthly idea why spotify got big. It does not even seem to be an ease of use thing, though I guess it could sort of be that.

    I guess I pay to go to concerts, and music nights at various places.

    My music collection grows at the rate of about 1 album a year, less if the bands I like are not releasing that year. I am still one for albums as well -- good singles are almost look a good riff and things I can happily ignore. Good album or I don't care.
     
  15. lcie nimbus

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    hell no, I love tubemate and will never pay a single cent for another song.
     
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  16. J-Machine

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    yes. physical cds for everyone but I make excetions for indy artists by buying digital. I also use youtube as well but who doesn't?
     
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    I'll buy albums I really like to support the artists, but otherwise I just Soulseek everything
     
  20. Sonic Angel Knight

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    What that for? Why would i go there, they have music there?