The majority of records that I buy a are used. If I buy a new release its usually because I've heard the album and love the vast majority of it. Records that also include free digital downloads with purchase are the best value to buy. I just wish more labels and artists would offer the free downloads.
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Downloads are fine for car, portable devices, and other instances. Music geeks, audiophiles & the like all of course love vinyl for its purity in sound. Most records now are being pressed on 180 gram or better vinyl. Other artists are re-releasing old albums in limited editions to the collector and audiophile market with great response in sales. Its just a matter of preference & sometimes dedication to store away & be physically motivated to put the record on the platter and drop the needle on it.
I'm sure that most bands sell their own album downloads on their home webpage as well as commercial sites to make more money. The best way I can think of supporting acts would be by buying the a download directly from their site if available.
Last edited by shoegazer76; 01-30-2012 at 12:19 PM.
ok, when i made the option of downloading music, i meant downloading for free off sites like soulseek, which i thought people still did. i dont understand why anybody would buy download albums over buying the CD, which most of the time is roughly the same price, so i never thought of making that an option
take play.com for example(very good site by the way). the majority of albums are cheaper to buy on CD than to download. if you buy the CD you can still put it on your IPOD or whatever. so i dont see the logic of paying to download it