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    Default Do you still buy music?

    Seems like lately, I've heard very little clamoring from people who insist that everyone should buy music, especially to support independent label artists. Furthermore, I haven't heard much about legal action being taken against people who download music for free. Did everyone just quietly give into downloading free music?

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    Fuck yeah, I still buy music! I still buy CD's of the bands I really like. I didn't buy all the music I have, but most of it was purchased.
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    Yeah, I still buy music from bands that are worth supporting and I don't download music from iTunes because I'm a lazy ass. But I might just have to rebel and try stealin' music from a nearby vintage-vinyl store or just buy stuff from eBay or Amazon; that's if I get super-duper lucky enough to find what I've been looking for ages, though. Other than that shit, I don't give a fuck!

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    Did I just see $23 for a Green Day album on that website? No thanks. I'll buy my music somewhere else.

    I don't really do the CD thing that much anymore, but I buy major-label stuff on iTunes. For smaller, independent artists, I buy music via their websites because you never know how iTunes is getting their stuff. Usually, though, their websites just tell you to go to iTunes anyway, which is cool.

    Not using the Internet to your advantage as a consumer, though, is for stupid people with bugs up their asses. I use Spotify (free version) to check out newly released albums. If I like them, I buy them. If I don't, then oh noez, boo hoo, the artists just lost a couple of bucks because I didn't make a blind dumb-ass purchase of their piece-of-shit album that I listened to just once. People tell me to just get the premium version, but I really don't trust that the artists are getting paid enough from that. If I want to check something out that's not on Spotify? I'll search Youtube. The main difference between how I listen to music now and how I did 10 years ago is that I don't blindly buy stuff after only hearing a single. I'm still totally an album kind of guy.
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    Generally agreed with Treez. I haven't been in a position where I've been able to just buy things for myself that weren't necessary for about a year now, but I'm still a CD-buyer when it comes to albums I really enjoy. However, that site looks ridiculous... those CDs are $23 a pop! No thanks... I usually buy CDs from a CD store, though. I don't like buying mp3s.
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    I think the $23 things are vinyl? The cds are probably cheaper. I buy the majority of my stuff locally at Tunes or AKA music in Philly. I download a lot, too, mostly to check things out to see if they're worth buying (I listen to stuff more at work and in the car than at home, so even though Spotify is pretty neat, I hardly actually use it since I can't install it on my work computer and don't have a smartphone) or to get ahold of stuff that I simply can't find physical copies of. I try to limit how much I order stuff from the internet. If I didn't, I'd go broke in like 20 minutes.

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    I download records that I just not had the time to buy yet or if I cannot get a hold of one. I try to buy the CD's of the bands which I enjoy a lot. I have a rather large collection of both CD's and vinyl records. I do not see the point in buying music in digital format.
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    Yes I do if you like it buy it

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    Good question. I had a Zune Hd by Microsoft for a while, and everything on that is free. Now that I have an iPod Touch, I just stripped the Zune files of their DRM and converted them into MP3s. I was then able to pop these in to iTunes and stuff them on my device. Hell.
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    Honestly? I "steal" first and if it's worth it I buy it after some time (when it's gotten cheaper ... and then preferably vinyl).
    Prefer to support the bands I like by going to gigs or buying merch 'cause then I can be sure it isn't the label etc. getting most of the money.

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