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The Download Economy

Poll

Do you buy international albums?

Hell no, they don't need my money!
3 (13%)
Yes, I support every artist I like.
1 (4.3%)
Sometimes, but mostly I download them.
15 (65.2%)
Do people still make CD's in 2009?
4 (17.4%)

Total Members Voted: 23

the panic!

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this poll is self-explanatory.

there was a fourth option: "I only buy the 'commercial' shit". i decided to remove it because everyone would choose the option that allows them to download while 'keeping it real', knowing fully well they f*** with the UGHH thread.

so, where you at?



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If I buy a cd it has to be something with last....
so you will find me digging in the bargain bins for the music which is no longer popular but has substance.

JA, so mostly older stuff.
My next purchase "GOLDFISH's" album
lovely pop ambient garbled stuff to play in the background while editing pics or painting.  ;D


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lovely pop ambient garbled stuff to play in the background while editing pics or painting.  ;D

have you heard of "chill-wave"?


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I'll download anything I'm interested in. If it lasts more than 10 plays I'll go and buy it to support the artist. CD sales are already becoming obsolete. Rappers need to think of new ways of making money.


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have you heard of "chill-wave"?

No.
School me.


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have you heard of "chill-wave"?

No.
School me.

one of these new genres developed on the internet for the internet. sounds like the way you describe Goldfish, but not exactly like Goldfish, since they hardly use any real instruments. but it's electronic, sunny, garbled and euphoric. Washed Out is one of the more recognizable bands in the genre. here's a remix they did.

oh and yeah, "chill-wave" isn't a real word, just a term some blogger threw out. well, for now, anyway...

back to the topic!
« Last Edit: September 15, 2009, 04:10:14 PM by the panic! »


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i stay downloading shit. never found much value in holding cd's. tried it, and felt like it was too much admin keeping, cleaning, preventing discs from getting jacked, so never developed the habbit. only buy cd's for my girl when she asks me to.

besides that, my concience has made peace with the fact that im dipping into somebodies livelyhood.
iv got a fire in my heart and your critism fans it!


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Is nobody else here afraid they will have a harddrive crash and lose all their music?

I have had that happen to me and I have heard a few horror stories as well.


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from around 2002 to 2006 i collected about 200 or so CD's. i always used to dig opening up a new one and checking out the cover art, liner notes, and acknowledgements. not to mention it was the only way i could get the music i liked.

it was cool, but yeah, that was a while ago. i still have some of those CD's and i sometimes pull them out. it's cool because the music i download seems disposable to me. when a computer crashes i couldn't be bothered to go out and download something again. i just get new music out of the f***load that's available to me.

i do like having the original Company Flow, Error Era, Kool Keith, Pavement Special, Perfect Times, Blackstar, Things Fall Apart, Illadelph Halflife, Reflection Eternal, Cannibal Ox, Sensational etc. though (eBay holla back!) because those albums seem like period pieces to me and they were'nt made 'inside the download economy'. to me they're on some not-buying-art-supplies-in-order-to-buy-a-CD-off-a-friend-and-possibly-fail-cla** type shit:D.


(damn. i just realized i sound old in this post. on some "good ol days" shit  :D

all in all, these days i'm a an option 3 kinda dude. mostly buy if i really like it, and feel i want to support the artist. the trip is i end up hardly listening to the actual CD, anyway.

now vote people! don't be scared, your vote is your secret!
« Last Edit: September 15, 2009, 05:22:57 PM by the panic! »


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I'm with you man.

I've got a monster CD collection I've built up since age 14. I still love the physical product and am increasingly distraught at how hard it is to get it. I had to use mail order to get the Slaughterhouse record; none of my friendly neighbourhood underground stores had it or had any plans to get it.

I still have my old-a** tape collection with ma**es of dubs on them. Was actually bumping some the other day and I was nice with the mixing/recording game!
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Is nobody else here afraid they will have a harddrive crash and lose all their music?

I have had that happen to me and I have heard a few horror stories as well.

The secret is to keep backin them up on dvds, thats wat i do, got a separate folder for new music and whenever it reaches 4gigs, i burn that to a dvd and move the music to the genre folder to which they belong, used to also back em up on an external hdd, but haven't done that in a long time...

I do buy international albums but only when the album is less than R70 and worth having in my physical collection....


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Mostly i d/l, the only albums i have copped this year are curren$y,and some Kenyan joints....and panic i had the same exact experience...when i moved out here in 99-04 (could not get into el-p though  ;D)

Man i had hear that blessa track by toro y moi, some time ...if washed out is in the same alley i'm picking it up.
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The music industry is trying to digitally recreate the old days of people reading liner notes and appreciating album artwork with their new music format - more album artwork, videos, more to read etc. I'm too lazy to find the link, but apparently Apple are releasing a new piece of hardware specifically for this format. It's like a giant iPhone without the phone.


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I used to buy underground music, but it seems nowadays music it ol that. 75% of what Ive got, its international Ive downloaded! 25% is local that Ive bought mawe-2, lira, LandMynz, Lemonka, Tuks, Rebel I and Damola etc
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they're on some not-buying-art-supplies-in-order-to-buy-a-CD-off-a-friend-and-possibly-fail-cla** type shit

Gotta agree. I still have a lot of original old school cla**ics. I even have the very first CD I ever bought. Michael Jackson's Off the Wall. I remember the day I bought it even. And I have Thriller on vinyl.

Nowadays I download everything. If I see something I had previously downloaded and liked in a store, I might buy it, if it isn't too expensive and I don't have drinking plans. I just refuse to buy anything from a major. They don't need my money.