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    Iam in my second year of a music production degree and have my own label..

    Was wondering do any of you still buy music?

    Digitally or CD's?

    What about gigs? Pay to go see artists/bands?
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    I go to gigs. Don't buy music though, who cares if it's illegal if it's free?
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    hahah strange logic!
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    I don't buy much music these days, but I don't download illegally. When I do buy music it's always CDs - I like to have something physical, and it's not uncommon for them to be cheaper than digital for the entire album. Also as I have a CD changer in my car and a pretty good CD player as part of my hifi I like to be able to use them. I go to gigs occasionally - went to the Zutons last night, was meant to go to Hot Chip a couple of weeks ago but couldn't at the last minute (gutted) and the Editors earlier this year - I've spent more on gigs than CDs recently!
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    I go to a lot of gigs.
    And I do buy some CDs if I really like the band. Otherwise I just download it.
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    I buy physical CDs. Downloading may be more convenient but if your computer goes so does all your music.
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    I buy most of my music, both digitally over iTunes or albums in shops.

    I've got a few tracks that friends have sent me over MSN or from CDs I've borrowed from friends and put on my laptop but aside from that I've bought it around 90% of my music
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    (Original post by *AllyBaba)
    I go to gigs. Don't buy music though, who cares if it's illegal if it's free?
    Yeah! I used to spend a FORTUNE on hookers, and then I thought 'hey, if I just RAPE them....'

    Seriously though, I wouldn't buy music. More because I think its better for music if artists are relying on revenues from touring, and I will happily fork out some dosh to go to a gig or festival.

    Also my new lodger has about a million albums which he's drip feeding me, I honestly don't think i'm ever going to get through it all.....
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    I go to gigs quite a lot and usually buy band merchandise at them. I don't tend to buy music, though, because generally speaking it's too expensive for me to buy the amount I acquire otherwise, and as I'm not actually taking anything from anyone I don't see how it's stealing and thus immoral. I have paid when people've made it optional, though (i.e. Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails), seemed like the fair thing to do.
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    Yep, I buy music in the form of CDs and Vinyl. If I only want one track I'll buy it on iTunes but I never ever illegally download music. I know how destructive it is to the music industry! And yes, I do go to gigs I saw Queen and Paul Rodgers last week and Whitesnake and Def Leppard earlier in the year. I also like to support smaller bands so I'll go to gigs at the music venues at home that promote smaller, local bands.

    Good luck with the degree and music label
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    (Original post by numb3rb0y)
    I go to gigs quite a lot and usually buy band merchandise at them. I don't tend to buy music, though, because generally speaking it's too expensive for me to buy the amount I acquire otherwise, and as I'm not actually taking anything from anyone I don't see how it's stealing and thus immoral. I have paid when people've made it optional, though (i.e. Radiohead, Nine Inch Nails), seemed like the fair thing to do.
    Nice sig, is that a quote?
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    (Original post by titanomachy)
    Nice sig, is that a quote?
    Um... it's a quote from me, I guess. I just got fed up of seeing people say the opposite over and over again and feeling the need to type a response. Lambasting stupidity automatically is easier.
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    (Original post by numb3rb0y)
    Um... it's a quote from me, I guess. I just got fed up of seeing people say the opposite over and over again and feeling the need to type a response. Lambasting stupidity automatically is easier.
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    what if the band/artist was selling the CD at the gig?
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    (Original post by Sermstyle)
    what if the band/artist was selling the CD at the gig?
    I bought two sea shanty albums at a maritime festival this summer. I still see them lying around and wonder if someone had slipped some acid in my seafood risotto.....
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    (Original post by Sermstyle)
    what if the band/artist was selling the CD at the gig?
    I've bought CDs from supporting bands that I liked at gigs, usually because the hassle of finding their music either for free or for sale isn't worth it.
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    My CD collection of most recent years:



    In other words, yes.
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    No, I don't. I do, however, go to gigs.
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    (Original post by titanomachy)
    Yeah! I used to spend a FORTUNE on hookers, and then I thought 'hey, if I just RAPE them....'
    Are you a lorry driver?
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    The last CD I brought was in 2006, since then I've got music through alternative means. However I do go to quite a few gigs and festivals.
 
 
 
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