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    I'm broke so I use a youtube converter for all my music, no viruses and super quick.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    even if they do it's not even guaranteed. if they don't then they'll resort to guerrilla performances like crayon pop who had to perform on the streets for free until they released a hit barbarbar in 2013 which got them world wide attention (lucky for them) others make one or two songs after 2+ years of training and then their company dump them tbh
    this girl group broke up recently because a member became involved in a scandal, the leader/rapper is now a waitress and got rejected from many auditions despite she being a really good idol, i just want to give them all the support i can :/
    That sounds so horrible, is a lot of it manufacturered by any chance?
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    That sounds so horrible, is a lot of it manufacturered by any chance?
    yup basically music companies audition/scout young people/train them for years, then get music producers from all over the world (usually scandanavian ones somehow o.O) and make the group music. fans have passed the phase where they could care less if idols write music or not :-)
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    yup basically music companies audition/scout young people/train them for years, then get music producers from all over the world (usually scandanavian ones somehow o.O) and make the group music. fans have passed the phase where they could care less if idols write music or not :-)
    That sounds awful because it seems about the money and not the music. So do fans buy the music because they're made to do so or because they like the music? I'm quite fascinated by this because it's different to what I believe music is about.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Isn't the quality really bad?
    It will be awful. Want it in CDQ every time.

    I buy what I like but I don't feel bad about stealing music, I've put more money into the music industry than most.

    I only buy in physical format though, paying for downloads is stupid as you can usually get the CD for cheaper than the download is. And you get both on Amazon anyway, buy CD and you get the download with it but people still pay for downloads only. Baffling tbh.
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    That sounds awful because it seems about the money and not the music. So do fans buy the music because they're made to do so or because they like the music? I'm quite fascinated by this because it's different to what I believe music is about.
    people buy it for a number of reason: they like the music, they support the group a lot, they're addicted to collecting kpop albums (trust me these albums arent just cd cases with a cd inside, it's much more - photobooks, photocards, signature edition, songs only limited to the album, even the album case itself is interesting)

    sometimes the fans feel like they do have to buy it. 4minute is a really popular girl group, but the leader kind of hinted fans that they need to buy albums if they want the group to continue, especially since their contract is ending this summer, they can disband after if the sales do not improve, which puts a lot of loyal fans in a panic :-s
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    Rarely.

    I flat out refuse to buy individual songs in most cases, £1 per song (well... A few pence short) is too expensive imo. Sure, it's only a little less than £1, that doesn't sound like much on its own, but it adds up.

    That leaves me with albums as the only option, even then, it takes a lot to get me to jump on them. There are only 2 times I'd jump on an album.
    1- If I like most of the songs on the album then I may jump on it. When I say most, I mean most. Any more than 2, maybe 3 bad songs and I'm out.
    2- If I like the vast majority of the stuff the band has put out in the past. This being the only way I'd jump on a new album on release day. Very few bands meet this, as of right now, I can only name two; Omega Lithium and Babymetal. One of which, (Lithium) is on hiatus.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    people buy it for a number of reason: they like the music, they support the group a lot, they're addicted to collecting kpop albums (trust me these albums arent just cd cases with a cd inside, it's much more - photobooks, photocards, signature edition, songs only limited to the album, even the album case itself is interesting)

    sometimes the fans feel like they do have to buy it. 4minute is a really popular girl group, but the leader kind of hinted fans that they need to buy albums if they want the group to continue, especially since their contract is ending this summer, they can disband after if the sales do not improve, which puts a lot of loyal fans in a panic :-s
    Sounds like a huge money making business but then again all music is becoming like this. The loyalty within KPop seems quite strong between fans and the music. So does other music chart in Korea like maybe Rihanna for instance which was a bad example. I imagine many KPop record labels would have that and try to prevent it at all costs.
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    Dont use youtube to mp3, its low quality

    Torrent it, i recommend kat.cr (use ad block so you dont see the porn ads)

    Highest quality 320kps, and it gives you itunes copy with album art and everything
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    I have Apple music so yeah.
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    nope i use good old youtube converter and before that limewire......good times
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    (Original post by Rhythmical)
    Sounds like a huge money making business but then again all music is becoming like this. The loyalty within KPop seems quite strong between fans and the music. So does other music chart in Korea like maybe Rihanna for instance which was a bad example. I imagine many KPop record labels would have that and try to prevent it at all costs.
    oh yeah, there's kpop chart, and then there's charts in south korea. the kpop charts of course, charts kpop, the other charts can chart kpop but south koreans dont really listen to kpop, they like the more indie or ballad genre within their country, and they listen to some american music too, mainstream kpop isnt for them, it's mostly for international fans
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    Haven't bought an album in years, I've never purchased a single song on its own (I let down Rage Against the Machine for Christmas '09 ), used to be a full-time pirate, but £4.99 a month Spotify Premium (student discount) is the kind of price I'm happy to pay for the convenience (very easy to find new music with it, but its main attraction is how I can then download all of it to my phone's SD card for later listening - no more Samsung Kies and waiting an age to transfer files, or spending hours looking around the web to find a free download for a particular album - oh and Discover Weekly usually gives me a few hours of different music a week that I'd otherwise not listen to).
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    99% of my music is torrented, I've got over 80 gig of songs on my computer right now and theres no way in hell i'd ever be able to afford that much music without being forever skint haha. Theres a few artists I particularly like and will always buy physical copies of their content, as well as lesser known/local bands that really benefit more from the money than the huge successful artists (not that they don't deserve it, just maybe they don't need it as much aha.).
    I've always loved music and write, play, perform and record my own. Infact i've got my first album on the way which I'll be releasing free digitally and maybe physical paid for, in my eyes an artist's biggest reward for making great music is a fans admiration and enjoyment, so I really don't feel bad when I download a new (or old) album without paying a penny.
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    i buy cd's and my mum's friend's husband he can convert it to downloadable for my iphone
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    i found this out after spending about £70 on itunes for 80 songs
    the new way works better i can get 3 songs for £1 by buying used cd's of older stuff from pawnbrokers and i'll buy new disks of lesser published artists such as erb and weird al
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    Hell to the naw. The last time I bought an album was 2004 or 2006
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    I use Spotify instead.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    oh yeah, there's kpop chart, and then there's charts in south korea. the kpop charts of course, charts kpop, the other charts can chart kpop but south koreans dont really listen to kpop, they like the more indie or ballad genre within their country, and they listen to some american music too, mainstream kpop isnt for them, it's mostly for international fans
    Aw that's cool but very confusing at the same time. I might go listen to some KPop today, it's been ages.
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    Yes, I like to buy physical copies of CDs. I never download music
    Vinyl... golden oldies!
 
 
 
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