Do you use music streaming services or play files/CDs/vinyl/8tracks/etc?

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Do you use music streaming services or play files/CDs/vinyl/8tracks/etc?

Poll closed Jul 1, 2020.
  1. I use a music streaming service(s)

    11 vote(s)
    19.3%
  2. I play files/CDs/vinyl/8tracks/etc

    23 vote(s)
    40.4%
  3. I use both pretty equally

    22 vote(s)
    38.6%
  4. Fuck you I make music

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  1. squishware

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    Ripped all my CDs to FLAC and sold them to a record store locally. I mostly stream because I don't like my external HD on my desk.
    It would be nice if you could write a hit song and not have to provide anymore value with your life and still be rich. I don't make any more money off the Air Conditioners I fixed in the 90s that are still working either.
     
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    I personally use music streaming services for most of my listening although I am trying to make small changes. One of the main reasons I use streaming services, is the type of music I listen to the most (K Hip Hop/Korean Music) is very hard to find CDs for when they are smaller niche artists in a relatively small country. I do try and buy CDs but I haven't done much honestly. I used to go to the library to rent CDs and then rip to FLAC and store on a hard drive, but I have been wanting to have something physical more and more.

    Now for more of the easy to find music, I try to get CDs for. But for all the other music I usually listen to, I still use the music streaming platforms (Spotify. I wanna use Tidal but it does not have the music I listen to. See, a bit hard to find if I can only find all of it on Spotify. And even then I don't have all of an artists discography).
     
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    you want to support an artist? buy a t-shirt from them, directly. :cool:

    You tube folk like Miranda Sings probably made more money in the last 10 years than any of the artists we likely listen to streaming or cd sales. :eek:

    Unless it happens to be Taylor Swift, Beyonce or 5 others.
     
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    I don't stream, unless watching good sounding shows once in a while on you tube counts.
    I prefer to pick and research different masterings of certain albums and play what I think sounds best. I have tons of cd's and records and some sacd's. It's all EAC ripped and some hi res files and tons of needle drops. Until modi multi bit I listened to a lot more vinyl. With headphones and a good DAC taking most my time now and finally not sounding like crap I listen to mostly my own files. I don't really listen to much newer music however so I prefer higher fidelity if possible with dynamics if possible.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder why his number is so low. When he wrote that, Spotify/Google/Apple were paying around half a penny per stream to ASCAP/BMI on behalf of copyright holders. For 55 million streams, those services would have paid over a quarter million dollars.
     
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    Petey got $1700 for THAT song???
    I'd say he got $1647 too much....
     
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    You can make money from streaming, not in the glorified physical album sales though. Artists traditionally didn't make much money from their records since the major label days.

    The portion of income for artists comes from their performing gigs.

    I like streaming because of its convenience and it seems we are left with very little choice of purchasing a song.
     
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    Physical media or files for me. I prefer to own what I want to listen to. I might start putting more on my Synology NAS.

    If I need to discover stuff I can do it on YouTube.

    Sometimes (usually the GF), Pandora through the AVR setup.
     
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