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CD vs iTunes: where you buy your music?
Antigen
post Jun 14 2012, 08:40
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Hi,

actually, where is your first source of music?

Do you buy CD or you have chosen iTunes/digital online store?

Actually I buy CD (used) and I convert them with XLD to MP3 with LAME 3.99, I think that this is the best solutions.

Initially I have bought some album from iTunes, but I prefer to have the CD to convert it into the format and bitrate that I prefer.

And you?
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kornchild2002
post Jun 20 2012, 21:45
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Are there numbers breaking down how much a band/artist/label has to spend to get their latest single on the iTunes Store vs. other services such as Amazon mp3 or Bandcamp? It would be interesting to actually see the numbers instead of getting into a "yes hu" and "nu uh" kind of argument.
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post Jun 21 2012, 08:33
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QUOTE (kornchild2002 @ Jun 20 2012, 22:45) *
Are there numbers breaking down how much a band/artist/label has to spend to get their latest single on the iTunes Store vs. other services such as Amazon mp3 or Bandcamp?

Bandcamp has their pricing explained in detail and it comes to 15% (or 10%) of the sale price plus the Paypal fee and you can sell directly.
Some others don't explain it so clearly, but if you do a quick search you'll find that iTunes takes 30% of the sale price. In addition to that, you have to go through a label/distributer to be able to sell on iTunes. How much they charge depends, some charge a fixed yearly rate, some do a certain %. It's the same for Amazon. I don't know if either of these has some Paypal or credit card fees for receiving payments, I think those get handled through the distributer.
Google takes 30% plus a one time $25 to sign up and you can sell directly. Payments go through Google Checkout and I don't know if there are additional fees involved there.
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Nessuno
post Jun 21 2012, 09:25
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By the way: recently I started buying at eClassical 16bit FLAC albums by BIS label and verifying a couple of them with XLD AccurateRip verify function, they actually appear to come from accurately ripped CDs, or at least the tracks are taken directly from the same master.


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post Jun 21 2012, 11:14
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BIS is a label who frequently employs pre-emphasis ( http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st&p=796949 ), so I am curious whether you encounter some way-too-bright recordings that way?


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post Jun 21 2012, 12:00
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QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 21 2012, 12:14) *
BIS is a label who frequently employs pre-emphasis ( http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....st&p=796949 ), so I am curious whether you encounter some way-too-bright recordings that way?

Fast answer: I wasn't aware of this issue and all I can say is that subjectively I'm very pleased with their overall sound quality.

This label seems even to have a certain audiophile pleasing inclination, for example in reporting the equipments used in recording sessions (you know, Neumann mikes, Studer consoles and all that stuff...) in the CD booklet (which BTW you can download as a pdf together with the tracks, and that's definitely a plus when buying music on-line! smile.gif )
I have also a Fagius Bach recording by BIS and, by memory, the organ sounds quite "full bodied".

Anyway I'll investigate further...


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post Jun 21 2012, 12:28
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QUOTE (Nessuno @ Jun 21 2012, 13:00) *
I have also a Fagius Bach recording by BIS and, by memory, the organ sounds quite "full bodied".


Care to post the AccurateRip ID and CRC's?


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- Antigen   CD vs iTunes: where you buy your music?   Jun 14 2012, 08:40
- - Engelsstaub   I prefer to archive a physical CD losslessly, but ...   Jun 14 2012, 08:50
- - soundping   Cheap Amazon or eBay CDs.   Jun 14 2012, 09:38
- - slks   Well, primarily I get my music from online sources...   Jun 14 2012, 10:00
- - Ouroboros   CD. Downloads only if CDs aren't available. Ne...   Jun 14 2012, 10:53
- - Porcus   QUOTE (Antigen @ Jun 14 2012, 09:40) Hi, ...   Jun 14 2012, 10:56
|- - Porcus   QUOTE (Porcus @ Jun 14 2012, 11:56) - new...   Jun 20 2012, 22:45
- - probedb   CD if possible, FLAC download if not or MP3 if nei...   Jun 14 2012, 11:52
|- - RonaldDumsfeld   New vinyl > used vinyl > used CD > new CD...   Jun 14 2012, 14:16
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|- - db1989   QUOTE (JJZolx @ Jun 14 2012, 15:11) I...   Jun 14 2012, 15:16
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