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I'm considering spending money on physical media.
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I still buy the odd magazine or book. Sometimes, I just like the tactile sensation.

What I don't buy anymore is music. iTunes is the only way to fly. I don't really believe in buying DVDs so you're on your own there.
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I need physical media.
What else would I put on my shelf?!
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It's Merriweather Post Pavilion I'm thinking of buying. So yes music.

And I ordered myself Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and Einhänder today as well for my upcoming birthday.
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braveheart101 wrote:
fightcitymayor wrote:
I need physical media.
What else would I put on my shelf?!
Same here. I really don't like ebooks. I just can't get engaged with them as fully as I can with physical books, since I constantly get distracted by all the other things you have to deal with being on a digital device...Facebook updates, new emails, checking posts on forums, browsing you tube...I'd much rather read just a straight-up book with no distractions.
That's why I like my Kindle. It only does books, so I don't get distracted.
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OK, you're old fashioned.

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I still buy books. I have a handful of short stories downloaded to my Kindle account (just last week I picked up a couple of Algernon Blackwood's short novels), but when it comes to books, I need my page numbers and chapter breaks and slick covers.

The last CD I bought was for one that was out of print, and not available electronically (legal or otherwise). Before that, though, it had been a couple of years since I'd bought one. I lurves my iPod.

I still buy some DVDs, but between Amazon and Netflix, I'm pretty much guaranteed to find what I want to watch. My last DVD purchase was The Hobbit, but only because (a) I hadn't seen it yet, and (b) it was $5.00.
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stormseeker75 wrote:
What I don't buy anymore is music. iTunes is the only way to fly. I don't really believe in buying DVDs so you're on your own there.
Even iTunes (or Amazon or any other buy as you go) is old fashioned now. Spotify and the similar services are way better - pay a few bucks a month, and get to hear almost any CD ever made. (I actually use the google music service, because it's a little bit cheaper a month than the spotify android client, but it's the same thing).
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frumpish wrote:
It's Merriweather Post Pavilion I'm thinking of buying. So yes music.
I've attended many concerts there.
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frumpish wrote:
It's Merriweather Post Pavilion I'm thinking of buying. So yes music.
Ooh, my second favorite Animal Collective album.
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braveheart101 wrote:

Eh, I'm not a fan of Spotify. The artists get barely anything whenever their music is streamed, and as I listen to a lot of independent label/new bands, I want them to make more than that. Now, if I listened to top-40 stuff, I wouldn't feel bad at all. Madonna is rich enough - getting $0.005 per stream or less won't hurt her bottom line.
I struggle to imagine how a single listen of a song can be worth much more than that. Putting a value on recorded music is a tricky thing, particularly once you eliminate the costs of recording and you consider that the supply of the product (the recording, not the song) is infinite. So how do you put a value on simply listening to a song once?

The bigger problem is the form of contracts that these artists get themselves into, which basically screw them no matter how the music is distributed. So, buying a band's recorded music may help them get out of the hole a bit, but it barely puts money in their pocket any more than listening to it via streaming would. If you really want to support a band, go to their concerts and buy merchandise directly from them.
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frumpish wrote:
It's Merriweather Post Pavilion I'm thinking of buying. So yes music.
Ooh, my second favorite Animal Collective album.
And #1?
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frumpish wrote:
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frumpish wrote:
It's Merriweather Post Pavilion I'm thinking of buying. So yes music.
Ooh, my second favorite Animal Collective album.
And #1?
Feels.
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