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Buying the music.
3 January 2013
11.58am
tkj
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Bought "Abbey Road", "Ram" and "McCartney" here the other day. My older brother didnt see the point since you can listen to the music for free on the internet. Even though I listen to music mostly on either YouTube or Spotify, I really like buying albums (depends on the album though! I just buy albums that I think are really special and worth the money). What are your opinions on this? Do you buy the music or just listen for free on the internet?

3 January 2013
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Buy the music. Means i can upload to ipod and listen to when out and about.

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3 January 2013
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As you all know, you can buy through i-tunes connected to your ipod -- cut out the middle man.  i-tunes however doesn't have everything (like Toquinho's album Aquarela, for example); but they do have all the mainstream stuff.

 

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3 January 2013
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I buy the CD's I really want (either new or used) and from iTunes purchase songs that I like from bands I really don't care about. Out of the 3,000 or so songs in my iPod, only about 60 were purchased from iTunes.

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3 January 2013
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I prefer buying the CDs. I grew up with vinyl, so I like having the physical album, the photos, the lyrics and the liner notes. And I've lost some of my digital downloads through computer crashes, so I like having a back-up.

That said, thank goodness for YouTube and Pandora for the times when I'm cash-poor.

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3 January 2013
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thewordislove94
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I like to buy CDs because they are more pratical for me. Youtube videos don't load quickly on my computer, and itunes doesn't have the Live At The BBC album. Unlike my i-pod, I could listen to my CDs in the car. Depending on which ones you buy, CDs are also cheap since people are starting to consider them outdated.

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3 January 2013
11.03pm
Von Bontee
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I have never paid for a non-physical recording.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
3 January 2013
11.32pm
Egroeg Evoli
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I buy CDs and iTunes songs. I have a few albums but I have never listened to them. Who knows, maybe I'll develop a fondness for records...

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4 January 2013
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I buy almost all my stuff on iTunes, but not the albums I really want, like any Beatles/Wings/post-Beatles music or whatever. I prefer the physical copies, but if it's something like Lady Gaga where I only like two songs off the album, I'm just going to buy those two songs off iTunes.

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4 January 2013
5.37am
Gerard
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I don't think the (alive) Beatles get any benefit from the stuff you buy. Vinyl are a definitely must buy though, pure unadulterated quality, unlike the stuff you get from the internet which usually are in low quality. I believe the Beatles Apple USB (24bit 96khz) is a convenient product to buy because it's more portable, and most players come with USB now, not sure if they could play FLAC though.

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4 January 2013
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Usually i'll buy the cds but not at full price unless its the Beatles, if an album is heavily reduced for download at amazon i might go for that tho i end up finding it on cd used so i upgrade. I was given vouchers for itunes so bought a couple of albums and odd songs here and there filling in gaps.

I had to buy the 2 exclusive Love tracks from itunes, thats the only time ive been locked in with no other option. Damn Apples. 

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4 January 2013
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SatanHimself
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I'm assuming that our OP is younger and probably under 20 at that.  Since I'm much older, my answer is naturally that a physical copy sounds better and is simply a more interesting and immersive experience.  The simple fact that you can hold the artwork, photos and liner notes as a physical entity gives the music actual *value*.

Watching it on Youtube is like watching a movie on your phone.  Sure it gets the job done, but it's not how it was supposed to be experienced and cheapens the overall work.

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4 January 2013
5.42pm
BluemeanAl
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I agree with Satan, but I'm an old guy too.  There's something souless about dealing with digital music.  It's a much more visceral experience when you add the thing, especially a vinyl thing, to the process. 

I'm more than a little concerned about the whole "music is free" path we seem to be pursuing.  In the simplist terms, if the musician can't get paid for his art, if he can't feed his family from the fruits of his labor, he's gonna stop making music and move on to something that pays the bills. 

Support your favorite artists!

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4 January 2013
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I can't agree with you more.  I admit to having downloaded music for free in my time.  Especially after years of hunting for obscure b-sides and rarities by my favourite artists, suddenly being able to access almost anything was quite a rush.  But eventually, things changed...

My music was no longer *special*.  I was just consuming it without thinking about or appreciating it.  It was becoming background music.

So I consciously made the decision to make it special again.  almost everything is released on vinyl now, so I buy that whenever I can.  I sample my music on the internet, and if it's something I decide to get for myself, I try to buy a copy from the artist's store.

And the golden rule of live music:  The smaller the group, the more they need you to visit the merch table.  Here's what I tell everyone:  Even if you only wear it a couple of times, hang onto it...  You'll never regret buying the shirt.

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20 January 2013
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Sky999
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I buy in multiple forms: I started with cds, but then I got tired of driving everywhere (our music store closed down 4 years ago, walmart/target sometimes doesn't have all the collection), so I just bought the rest on itunes; however, I think I will now continue my cd collection through Amazon so I can have them in physical form. I have a small record collection which I have an original White Album and Let It Be, along with my other Beatles vinyl and vinyl collection. Why I am buying records? I like the sound, having a piece of history, and worth money. I downloaded for free when I was younger, but the quality wasn't as great and it cheapened the experience.

21 January 2013
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Every so often I like to encourage those who purchase music (or anything for that matter) via Amazon to do so from a link on this site. If you go from this site to Amazon, a small part of your purchase price will go back to the site. Joe uses this stipend to keep the site running (server fees, etc..) and to pay my commissions (just kidding!!).

Those who have been here for any considerable amount of time are already aware of this, so I just bring it up when we get a lot of new members to the Forum.

Thanks to everyone for their support...and for the new car (again, kidding!!).a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

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Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

21 January 2013
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Sky999
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Zig said
Every so often I like to encourage those who purchase music (or anything for that matter) via Amazon to do so from a link on this site. If you go from this site to Amazon, a small part of your purchase price will go back to the site. Joe uses this stipend to keep the site running (server fees, etc..) and to pay my commissions (just kidding!!).

Those who have been here for any considerable amount of time are already aware of this, so I just bring it up when we get a lot of new members to the Forum.

Thanks to everyone for their support...and for the new car (again, kidding!!).a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

apple01

 

 

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21 January 2013
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The links are in a lot of places on this site. I usually find one on either the Songs or Albums tab. Any Amazon link from this site will do.

Thanks again...

 

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Every Little Thing you buy from Amazon or iTunes will help the Beatles Bible if you use these links: Amazon | iTunes

21 January 2013
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Sky999
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Zig said
The links are in a lot of places on this site. I usually find one on either the Songs or Albums tab. Any Amazon link from this site will do.

Thanks again...

 

Thanks

 

22 January 2013
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I have all of the albums on our mac, and I have the CD's bunt to listen to in the car... but when I really love a band, like I do The Beatles, I do prefer to own the actual albums.  Today I was in London Drugs (getting medication for a sinus infection..  boo!) and I decided to treat myself and bought Sgt. Peppers.  I just wanted to own at least one physical album.  I have a few on vinyl, but no CD's until today.  I think I will buy one every month and eventually I will have them all, without it seeming like much money.  Plus, they're worth it.  

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