I'm one of them too. I'll occasionally buy a CD if I liked it alot or couldn't find it online like Floetry but other than that, I got a guy on my buddylist who has a 500gb external hard drive of nothing but mp3s. I stay in his getfile
I admit my entire music collection is downloaded. Its very rare that I find an album with more than 2 songs on it that I like. Plus, I dont like my CD's to follow any one genre. So burning downloaded music just makes sense to me. People ask "How do you go from Biggie Smalls to Delerium then to PetShopBoys (dont you laugh)?". I like a wide range of music and like to mix it up. Sue me! Oh wait I'm Canadian.
Last edited by Inspector Rick : 11-12-2006 at 12:11 AM.
I remember they had their little ad campaigns led by Metallica dude where they were doing commercials trying to liken it to stealing material goods or make other real world analogies that just didn't really work on any level.
Destiny's Child for example said it was like if you worked at McDonald's and they came in and stole all the meat, but you still had to pay for that meat and make sandwiches. It was the dumbest, most ill fitting simile I had ever heard.
I'm pretty sure nobody hear still owns a CD player
I do, why spend 200$ on an mp3 when I have a cd player that works?
And anyway, I do download cds. But once in a while I will buy one. The most recent one I bought was Lil Waynes. Every song on that album was good. I don't buy a lot of albums because they'll only have 2 or 3 good songs. Like 50 cents albums, 2 good songs and the rest are crap.
At the end of the day, downloading music is stealing.
Its not about whether or not the artist actually needs the money...we all know they are wealthy.
but by that logic, you would/should never have to pay for anything ever...why does that mechanic need my money, he has another customer coming in right after me...why do levis need my money, they sell heaps of jeans etc...
just because they make heaps of money does not remove their entitlement to earn more
nor does the ease with which we can download music justify it...it is still taking something for free which really shouldn't be and only is because of technology and not under the artists' wishes...
but then again, i am not fully anti-downloading.
i once downloaded a song by a band because i heard a short clip of it on the radio and i now have 4 of their albums...one song for free turned into 4 purchased albums...that's where downloading should be embraced
but i agree with the whole art thing...music is art, as much as film and painting and etc, and doesn't deserve to be treated like it is...like it gets handed out like a flyer
i love owning the actual cd.
as a fan of music, it does deepen the meaning of it if you have an actual collection...not just a bunch of silver discs labelled with a pen that you downloaded...
at the end of it all, there always has and always will be ways of sharing music and getting it for free...dubbing tapes, lending vinyls, swapping cds, up and downloading, the radio...
but i think they do deserve their money and if you like the music, you by law have to buy it and if you don't like it, then bad luck and better luck next time...