Who still buys music?

Spikey

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Do any of you still like to buy music? I've always been a fan of buying music. These days I buy MP3s of the bands I really like on iTunes. I use Spotify to check out the artist/songs first to see if I really like them or not and if I do then I am happy to support them. It's really hard for musicians to make money these days.
 

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Does buying musical equipment count? If so, I buy lots of music. As for buying individual songs and albums, no. I get Apple Music with my cellular plan.
 

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I just listen to my music on YouTube. I like free spotify on Xbox though. But I just play songs from YT.
 

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YouTube has official channels for the music I love. 100 % legal.
 

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I haven't bought music in years. I rely on Amazon Prime to give me the music I want to listen to as part of paying for Prime. I still have a ton of old CDs so if I can't find it on Prime then I usually have it on CD.
 

Spikey

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These streaming services are great. I enjoy them but I find if you buy the MP3 digital copy of the music then the quality of the sound is so much better then it is on a streaming service like Spotify.
 

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I used to buy a lot of MP3s from beatport for DJ'ing with, though that's kinda died down as I've lost interest in DJ'ing... I'll still pick up old 12"s from discogs if I can't find an MP3 of it anywhere, although that's obviously a second-hand sale.
 

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MP3 aren't big as they used to be since they use their phones nowadays, walkman I remember back in the day LOL

Too right dude I remember having a walkman too when i was really young.
I also remember pre-broadband if I wanted a song i'd have to sit with Kerrang or whatever station on, just hoping the song i wanted would eventually come on, so I could catch it with a tape recorder :v It would just be held up to my TV's speakers too so the sound was GARBAGE but it was my only option... grim times
 

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I listen to all of my favorite songs and albums on Youtube. I used to buy music on CD back in the early to late 2000's. Now I mainly just listen to what's on the radio when I drive.
 
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I listen to all of my favorite songs and albums on Youtube. I used to buy music on CD back in the early to late 2000's. Now I mainly just listen to what's on the radio when I drive.
Yeah I use to love buying albums and singles on iTunes for my iPod - back in the day :p Now I like to stream via Spotify, though I also have an Amazon Prime subscription which I use to play songs on my Alexa
 
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Yeah I use to love buying albums and singles on iTunes for my iPod - back in the day :p Now I like to stream via Spotify, though I also have an Amazon Prime subscription which I use to play songs on my Alexa

Do you ever put them on a flash drive and listen to them in you car?

I honestly wish I could put all of my MP3 tracks on a flash drive and plug it into my car. But I found out that my car's memory stick port doesn't read music off of a drive. That was disappointing to me. I'd have to buy a new music system and have it installed that can play the tracks off of a memory stick. CD's kind of mess up pretty bad eventually.