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squallkiercosa
post Mar 10 2012, 16:25
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Why I am not interested in buying cds anymore?

Dear all of you:


Iíve been looking (for long) for a good reason, an explanation to my behavior. I've often felt guilty about not buying the albums of bands I absolutely love. There is no use for the physical albums in my opinion, I already have good quality downloads and never plays cd's anyway, only mp3's.

First, I think I should start with a background:
I am 26 right now; I lived in Russia, Venezuela, France and nowadays in Switzerland. I moved often, so moving discs all the time were not an option when it comes to travel.

My dad and my brother are audiophiles, both have tons of music (each with a particular style) I grew up seeing them buying music all the time. Fortunately for me, it never bothered me, perhaps classical music Saturday early in the morningÖ but, even when I did not want to listen it, it was never a problem.
I had some friends mixing records (they keep doing it) I learned the difference between house, D&B, acid with them. I tried to mix too, but I found myself playing the same records over and over again.

I must admit I am guilty of downloading. When I discovered Internet, I was a naive young innocent. I was downloading to find interesting stuffs. Whenever I liked something, I would go to the shop and buy the CD. Now, itís convenient to get a song of the net. It is simple and fast. I rarely buy new CDs anymore, and only to convert it to mp3 and then give it to someone else like a gift.

People are not spending in music like before I guess. I ask every time the same question: how often do you buy music these days. Maybe they are spending their money on video games, computers or expensive mobile phones instead. Apparently it seems to be more important the device than music itself.
Also, there is so much music flooding the market; Is really people mad because of the industry and that they don't want to buy music anymore?

I am already used to get the music so easily, no regrets (when it comes to popular music), I donít feel I am stealing for anyone if I download bad music and end up erasing it later.

If I grew up listening and buying records and I am not motivated to buy it anymore. What is it going to happen with the future generation?


Sincerely,




P.S. Changing the subject:
I am also tired of lossless and lossy formats; the difference is not so noticeable with all the styles. So is it worth it to save some music in lossless and others in lossy? Nope.
I was struggling to convert my music to lossless, then I realized it was much easier to find all my music already converted to Flac online, and thatís what I did. I stopped for convenience and frustration, finding the codecs to make lossless work with my iPod, my cellphone, my notebook senseless.
Nowadays I keep my music in mp3 for commodity
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post Mar 11 2012, 12:02
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You are just trying to justify what you do yourself by seeing if anyone else agrees. If you don't pay for an artists work, either directly to them or via labels etc, then what incentive do they have to continue creating and releasing music? Those whose sole profession is that music are left penniless.
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- squallkiercosa   Why I am not interested in buying cds anymore?   Mar 10 2012, 16:25
- - skamp   Any reason you're not buying your music off iT...   Mar 10 2012, 16:58
- - tev777   I'm not going to get in to the moral side of w...   Mar 11 2012, 07:29
|- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (tev777 @ Mar 11 2012, 06:29) The t...   Mar 11 2012, 23:43
- - Hengest   I like to have the artwork that comes along with a...   Mar 11 2012, 07:52
|- - Muggestutz   QUOTE (Hengest @ Mar 11 2012, 07:52) I li...   Mar 26 2012, 01:33
- - squallkiercosa   The funny thing is, nowadays I can pay for my musi...   Mar 11 2012, 08:49
|- - dumdidum   QUOTE (squallkiercosa @ Mar 11 2012, 08:4...   Mar 11 2012, 09:27
- - soundping   When you have hard drives get killed from a lighti...   Mar 11 2012, 11:40
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (soundping @ Mar 11 2012, 11:40) Wh...   Mar 11 2012, 20:49
|- - Squeller   Usually no CDs here as well. QUOTE (soundping ...   Mar 11 2012, 22:38
||- - punkrockdude   QUOTE (Squeller @ Mar 11 2012, 22:38) Usu...   Mar 13 2012, 13:52
||- - Porcus   QUOTE (punkrockdude @ Mar 13 2012, 13:52)...   Mar 13 2012, 14:26
||- - Nessuno   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 13 2012, 14:26) QUOTE...   Mar 13 2012, 17:48
||- - rick.hughes   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 13 2012, 08:26) QUOTE...   Mar 13 2012, 20:11
|- - soundping   QUOTE (soundping @ Mar 11 2012, 05:40) Wh...   Mar 12 2012, 10:08
||- - Porcus   QUOTE (soundping @ Mar 12 2012, 10:08) QU...   Mar 12 2012, 10:13
|- - shadowking   QUOTE (soundping @ Mar 11 2012, 21:40) Wh...   Mar 12 2012, 11:15
- - probedb   You are just trying to justify what you do yoursel...   Mar 11 2012, 12:02
|- - Redark   QUOTE (probedb @ Mar 11 2012, 12:02) You ...   Mar 11 2012, 13:19
||- - probedb   QUOTE (Redark @ Mar 11 2012, 12:19) QUOTE...   Mar 12 2012, 09:51
|||- - Redark   QUOTE (probedb @ Mar 12 2012, 09:51) Erm ...   Mar 12 2012, 11:47
|||- - Porcus   QUOTE (Redark @ Mar 12 2012, 11:47) QUOTE...   Mar 12 2012, 12:30
||||- - Redark   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 12 2012, 12:30) What ...   Mar 12 2012, 17:27
||||- - DonP   QUOTE (Redark @ Mar 12 2012, 12:27) It...   Mar 13 2012, 13:07
||||- - 2Bdecided   QUOTE (DonP @ Mar 13 2012, 12:07) QUOTE (...   Mar 13 2012, 14:32
||||- - Redark   QUOTE (DonP @ Mar 13 2012, 13:07) So, yes...   Mar 13 2012, 16:18
|||- - probedb   QUOTE (Redark @ Mar 12 2012, 10:47) QUOTE...   Mar 12 2012, 14:58
|||- - mjb2006   QUOTE (probedb @ Mar 12 2012, 06:58) arti...   Mar 12 2012, 16:52
||- - frozenspeed   QUOTE (Redark @ Mar 11 2012, 05:19) All I...   Mar 27 2012, 15:03
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (probedb @ Mar 11 2012, 11:02) If y...   Mar 11 2012, 13:40
- - [JAZ]   Even thought there is an illegal side on the openi...   Mar 11 2012, 13:33
- - squallkiercosa   [JAZ] Thanks for your comment, Is good to see peop...   Mar 11 2012, 14:27
|- - mjb2006   QUOTE (squallkiercosa @ Mar 11 2012, 06:2...   Mar 11 2012, 23:28
|- - squallkiercosa   QUOTE (mjb2006 @ Mar 11 2012, 23:28) QUOT...   Mar 21 2012, 20:43
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (squallkiercosa @ Mar 21 2012, 19:4...   Mar 23 2012, 04:23
- - dhromed   Well, buy things off bandcamp etc.   Mar 11 2012, 15:40
- - derty2   Conceptual definition will never disappear from th...   Mar 11 2012, 17:26
- - Ron Jones   If you don't want iTunes to have your credit c...   Mar 11 2012, 19:16
- - Porcus   I haven't quit buying CD's, I'm just n...   Mar 11 2012, 22:45
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 11 2012, 21:45) Think...   Mar 12 2012, 04:11
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Porcus @ Mar 11 2012, 22:45) Aside...   Mar 12 2012, 08:56
- - GeSomeone   Stopped buying CD. But I still buy surround music....   Mar 12 2012, 02:40
- - slks   Mainly directed to Shadowking - The best way to ba...   Mar 12 2012, 12:59
|- - dumdidum   QUOTE (slks @ Mar 12 2012, 12:59) Mainly ...   Mar 12 2012, 13:31
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (slks @ Mar 12 2012, 12:59) The mai...   Mar 12 2012, 13:40
|- - Andavari   QUOTE (slks @ Mar 12 2012, 06:59) Writeab...   Mar 26 2012, 21:05
- - shadowking   I've had a hdd fail mechanically, the second o...   Mar 12 2012, 13:25
|- - extrabigmehdi   QUOTE (shadowking @ Mar 12 2012, 12:25) I...   Mar 12 2012, 17:27
- - opis   As a musician I try to buy some albums. I do it fr...   Mar 12 2012, 17:16
- - greynol   Ok, enough with the increasingly off-topic convers...   Mar 13 2012, 20:19
- - Wombat   I am one of these old farts that still likes the h...   Mar 24 2012, 23:49
- - Wombat   Sorry for the second post in a row but this is rel...   Mar 25 2012, 01:31
- - Fandango   I think CDs are impractical. I haven't used a ...   Mar 26 2012, 04:03
- - astroidmist   I like supporting talented artists and I like albu...   Mar 26 2012, 04:24
|- - greynol   QUOTE (astroidmist @ Mar 25 2012, 20:24) ...   Mar 26 2012, 07:04
||- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ Mar 26 2012, 07:04) QUOT...   Mar 26 2012, 09:14
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (astroidmist @ Mar 26 2012, 04:24) ...   Mar 26 2012, 15:53
- - greynol   You don't think that downloads provided by ama...   Mar 26 2012, 14:47
|- - Nessuno   QUOTE (greynol @ Mar 26 2012, 14:47) You ...   Mar 26 2012, 15:38
|- - greynol   QUOTE (Nessuno @ Mar 26 2012, 07:38) All ...   Mar 26 2012, 17:22
- - derty2   Andavari, I am a satisfied user of TAIYO YUDEN wri...   Mar 27 2012, 09:01


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