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 RedPaladin
Joined: 12/17/2006
Msg: 55
are there still cd buyers out therePage 3 of 8    (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
I'm well over 400 CDs at this point... gotta support my bands

...like Wolf... they rule!
 mern
Joined: 1/25/2007
Msg: 56
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Posted: 2/27/2007 8:59:35 PM
I have an iPod and still havent bought anything off iTunes. I kind of like having the whole CD package experience...especially since many artists are actually putting effort into them now.
 Gypsygirl29
Joined: 5/17/2006
Msg: 57
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 2/28/2007 5:31:24 PM
Yup, every paycheck I pick up a cd and dvd for the movie collection (yes I have a problem). After my computer literally died from music downloads, I removed all downloading software and only buy cd's now. That really hurt too because I had a lot of unsigned indie music from the artists themselves
 GothicSmurf
Joined: 3/14/2007
Msg: 58
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 3/25/2007 7:00:10 PM
I'm still a CD buyer. I like having something tangable to touch, see, feel and what have you when I buy a CD. My current collection is over 6000 right now.

Besides, I usually get a chance to meet a lot of the artists (a bonus for having worked in the industry!). If I had them sign my iPod I'd run out of room.

I do download songs as a teaser, and 9 times out of 10, I end up buying the CD.
 GuitarGuy_
Joined: 3/15/2007
Msg: 59
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 3/25/2007 8:18:55 PM
I still buy CDs for the bands I like. I support them. To me its too much of a pain to find every song. Find every song that works. Plus you dont treat burned CDs as good. Have no need for an iPod yet as I'm not a BIG music guy. Just in my car, and CD's work fine for that.

if songs were $.025 each I would never buy another CD. But at a buck a piece I dont agree with it. The labels have no shipping, no production costs at all, its just pure profit. When you buy a cd you GET a Cd the liner notes the case and extras.
 2findU
Joined: 11/19/2005
Msg: 60
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Posted: 3/26/2007 7:05:46 AM
I actually bought a few in the past year. But I discovered a few months ago via someone at POF about downloading Bit torrents. So now I have downloaded and burned a whole bunch of CD's which were free. I just had to buy the CD-R's and jewel boxes. And I have been able to find classic rock, blues/rock, jazz/rock, etc. music you probably can't even find at the CD stores or Amazon or anywhere.

I still have some vinyl. Unfortanately the mover lost about 80% of my collection a few years ago. I was quite pissed! And they lost some other stuff too. Of my remaining vinyl I recorded some onto my PC and burned them onto CD. Those were the ones I could't find downloads of. And I still have my turntable. Obviously because that's how I got my vinyl to PC.
 badorb
Joined: 3/26/2007
Msg: 62
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Posted: 3/30/2007 12:44:03 PM
Well hello all , new on here , anyway seems like a great forum , not all those would you sleep with the person above you kind of things all over the place those are so terrible.

Anyway back to the subject , well yeah i have about 1000 cd's and maybe about 200 vinyl , so yeah they are by no means dead , and I agree with the packaging been a good thing , instead of downloading a file , I like the way a lot of bands give free dvd's away with there cd's these days , well since about 2001 :). I have many disscussions ( god I can't spell anymore ) , about mp3's beign usless , compacted music ugh , would you compact your family to make them easier to store , lol , no ..

They still have life in them cd's and vinyl for sure , I recently bought two Opeth albums cheap at the almost deciest Music Zone , ugh looks weird in there at the moment poor things. Also bought Enter Shikari's album which is superb , um I dont just like rock btw :)..

Anyway cool , debate away guys :) bye
 Mr. Ivan
Joined: 3/13/2006
Msg: 63
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 3/30/2007 6:24:01 PM
Haven't bought a CD in a long time. I get MP3s and then burn them to a CD. I don't even browse or look at them anymore. Mainstream music never attracted me anyways.
 M2k7
Joined: 1/18/2007
Msg: 64
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 4/1/2007 9:49:10 AM
I like the whole experience of buying a CD (before that vinyl) - I like the lyrics, I like the liner notes, the cover art, all that jazz.
 Whole 9 Yards
Joined: 6/6/2006
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Posted: 4/1/2007 8:19:43 PM
Still love to buy Cd's to listen to my favorite albums in their entirity.

Very few new bands have the talent to make a coherent CD with ten songs which don't a sound:
a)exactly like each other
b) sound exactly like another band
c) their last album
d) like shite

Really. can anyone pull of a Revolver? a Dark side of the Moon? An Exile on Main Street? A Led Zeppelin1,2,3,4? A zen arcade? A Bleach? A You're Living All Over me? van halen 1,2? Fleetwoddd Mac English Rose, texas Flood, Pet Sounds? Siamese dream? I could go on. But really how many bands do want to down load ten -twelve songs anymore, at least that are new. One two? Three max usually. atleast for me.
i find myself on you tube alot too.
 neuromantic
Joined: 5/1/2006
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Posted: 4/2/2007 9:33:02 PM
I buy CDs, I buy vinyl, sometimes I even buy cassettes. I also download, but mostly stuff long out of print. For the struggling musos, downloding is at least a way of getting exposure. Interesting note: the guys from South park don't care if people download their stuff, as far as they're concerned it's getting exposure...

Also as I type, I'm in a community radio station, in a room full of vinyl. The room next to it has 23,000 Cds in it. I'm in hog heaven.

Toe knee :-)
 JimmyJames147
Joined: 3/27/2007
Msg: 67
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Posted: 4/4/2007 2:34:45 AM
I still buy CDs. A lot of used CDs, but I'll buy something brand new if it's an album that I really, REALLY want. Or if I can find it at the online store I shop at (The End Records).

I like to download too, but really only as a way to find out if something is worth buying or not. As a rule, I won't get more than a few songs from any one album before I decide to buy it. I'm not saying that the way I do it is necessarily right or fair, but that's what I do.

But the way I probably support a band the most is by going and seeing them in concert, and buying a t-shirt while I'm there. I've really been getting into the concert scene a lot lately.
 Goldy-S10
Joined: 3/18/2007
Msg: 68
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 4/6/2007 6:49:01 PM
HAHA i am definately old school ...<- I mean i still buy CDs i dont own an I pod ...i would like to own one, but really i think ill just stick to the good OL' discs
 JimmyJames147
Joined: 3/27/2007
Msg: 69
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Posted: 4/7/2007 2:45:13 AM
I was too stuck in my ways to buy an iPod, then my sister told me about hers, and it sounded pretty cool. I bought it primarily so I don't have to fumble through my CDs while I'm driving, and I don't have to worry about them getting stolen from the car. Now I use that thing religiously. I just need to buy the hookup for my disc changer at home, then I'll be all set. iPods are convenient as hell (except for the rare times they freeze on you...that sucks hard).
 ShaneyMac
Joined: 8/7/2006
Msg: 70
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Posted: 4/7/2007 5:41:30 AM
Yeah I still buy CD's and LP's. The sound quality from the internet can be somewhat lousy at times. In fact I just bought two CD's the other day. Ryan Adams "Cold Roses" and Kings Of Leon "Because Of The Times" (great release by the way!)
 IdleRiot
Joined: 6/11/2005
Msg: 71
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Posted: 4/7/2007 4:05:25 PM
Plenty of CD buyers out there... I personally don't like purchasing MP3's or CD's... A good Bit Torrent thread will cough up higher quality, closer to studio replication.

I still buy my Vinyl, Back it up onto a digital format just in case I ever need a reprint. But the truth is itunes killed the CD star. CD's were over priced to begin with. Napster helped convince the big labels to be a lil' more reasonable... which lasted all of 3 years before climbing back up to an average 14.99 price tag. Robbery I say... Robbery.

Now look, Napster (and all its kin) are making the big labels more money than I can count in a lifetime. Multiply that with Mobile music and those silly ass ringtones and you get this pureed, synthetic bastarized blend of pop america machine that makes me want to go out and buy thrift.

That way my money goes to someone who actually enjoyed the music.
 danceoflife1981
Joined: 3/23/2007
Msg: 72
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 4/8/2007 9:46:31 AM
yes yes yes, music is so great. cds are cool i buy em, but they scratch thats the only part that kills me about em. i go amazon dot com a lot, really awesome prices, right to my mail box, yeah america!!!!
 **koi**
Joined: 3/29/2007
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Posted: 4/10/2007 12:35:01 PM
Mostly no. Why? Because it's expensive and I only want a few songs off the CD. Now, when I find an album worth buying I do. Or if an artist I really like and know won't disappoint.
Of course, this is compounded by the fact that I pay more for a CD because how many industrial CDs can you really find at HMV? I know they're getting better, but still, slim pickings.
I'd rather download an album, decide if it's worth the purchase and then buy it. I do buy more CDs than I used to though, as I find more and more artists who deliver consistent and great music.
 guitar12646
Joined: 1/8/2007
Msg: 74
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Posted: 4/10/2007 2:26:23 PM
Not really. I usually buy all my music through Itunes or Emusic.com(downloaded.) It's easier for me to load onto my Ipod.

I did buy the new Secret Machines on CD the other day, though.
 Rapidfire
Joined: 4/6/2007
Msg: 75
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 4/10/2007 7:06:23 PM
I still buy CD's, but not as often as I used to. For one, there's not as much music coming out that I like enough to buy. Not to mention that the only record store in my city closed down recently, so my only CD buyin options are online, a long trip, or wal-mart...Sadly, wal-mart is the worst option out of the 3.

I download music alot, but I rarely use it as a substitute for buying the CD. I download new albums so that I can hear them asap, and so that I can see if it's worth my money. Very rarely do I go ahead and burn the downloaded album and listen to it in my car.
 patti_mk
Joined: 4/19/2007
Msg: 76
are there still cd buyers out there
Posted: 4/23/2007 5:11:56 PM
I have not bought a CD in 2 yrs nearly thats why I got my computer to download music. In Canada new CD's are very expensive like anywhere from $25 to $30,and maybe 3 songs tops on it I like so if i can get the single for free, why the heck not???I been doing it for years even with blank tapes taping off the radio years ago, dual cassettes players was great too I could borrow a friends tape and tape it,were just geting more advanced now with technology and the "sharing".
If the download is at a 320 bitrate it is CD quality usually torrents offer this bitrate but I usually lower it to 128 bitrate there is really not that much difference in my ears, Do I feel bad for taking sales away from the artists ? sure, but I dont think they will starve if people download a few of their tunes ,they make ALOT of money through concert sales and merchandise also,and there are still ALOT of fans who can afford to buy the original,and my pocket book is more happy also not forking over too much money for a cd.
There is always a threat of a virus wiping my Drives out on the computer and then having nothing but thats why you burn them to disk as soon as you get them downloaded.Im not selling the music it is for my personal listening and enjoyment. ppl whom do use the stuff they download for fraudulent reasons well then that can post as a problem.I dont agree with that.
If the artist and record companys wanted to use this to their advantage , they should keep track of the networks who allow ppl to download music and instead of going by sales go by the most downloaded ,Maybe if the price of CD's around here was lowerd I'd buy again but its the future, soon CD will be a thing of the past ,it's the age of the ipod and mp3 now , time to make a change.
 OL8333
Joined: 4/9/2007
Msg: 77
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Posted: 4/23/2007 5:43:19 PM
For me CDs are the way to go. There's extra stuff that adds to the listening experience like artwork/photos/lyrics. Also I like to listen to an album like watching a movie, from first track to last track rather than listening to random songs. Supporting the artist is good too. I don't mind downloading music since I will most likely get the album that the song is on, if I like that song. If not... delete.
 Sass_and_Class
Joined: 4/13/2007
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Posted: 4/24/2007 7:38:31 PM
I almost always purchase CDs, as I like to support rising artists. There is a great amount of passion, dedication, and focus that goes into making excellent music and that alone does not make a successful musical career. Thus, financially supporting musicians through product and ticket sales is vital to all professional musicians.
 MX220
Joined: 3/31/2007
Msg: 79
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Posted: 4/25/2007 4:23:56 PM
I do not own an Ipod so yes I still purchase cd's. I even still use cassette tapes. I don't like bringing my cd's out to my car so I back them up on cassettes and leave them in the car. I also have some old vinyls and a turntable in the closet

How badly have cd sales suffered since the downloading trend began? I think many who download will still buy the cd they like because they'll want the orgional copy. Have cd sales dropped signifigantly since sites like Napster came about?

Remember the old days when you got that new record and couldn't wait to get home and see the pictures on the sleeve? Maybe tape it to the wall of your bedroom?
 techgirl27
Joined: 9/5/2005
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Posted: 4/26/2007 8:15:37 PM
I just got 3 in the mail today I bought from amazon.

Downloading is OK to get a general idea if you like the song or artist, or a temporary measure til you can get the album. But the quality is often crap! Not to mention the artist is attributed wrong half the time.

I have bought more CD's in the last 10 weeks than I have in the last 10 years. The ones I got today are Alan Jackson, George Strait, and Boston. Three folks I probably never would have even thought of buying 5 years ago. With the possible exception of AJ. I have loved his stuff since he got best newcomer at the CMA's in the early 90's and have wanted to get one of his disks for a while.
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