How do you consume music?

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AustrianJohnAustrianJohn Frets: 988

I'm studying how music is consumed for an MA course I'm doing. I'd appreciate your feedback. Which of the following ways do you use to get new music?

  1. Vinyl
  2. CD
  3. USB
  4. Download
  5. Streaming

Thanks

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  • punchesjudypunchesjudy Frets: 297
    Nowadays pretty much exclusively streaming. 

    Very occasionally records or from a hdd. 
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 1836
    5)

    I haven’t purchased music in around 5 years.
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  • TheBigDipperTheBigDipper Frets: 1763
    CD and downloaded WAV files that I generally burn a CD from. I also rip them into Apple Lossless format and stream them from my network server at home and/or copy them to my iDevices. 

    I don't do streaming as a service because there are too many gaps in their content catalogues and they can chop and change the version of a recording that they serve up. 
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 15330
    Download and streaming, just as I have done for about 15 years.
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  • CHRISB50CHRISB50 Frets: 2185
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    I can't help about the shape I'm in, I can't sing I ain't pretty and my legs are thin

    But don't ask me what I think of you, I might not give the answer that you want me to

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  • EricTheWearyEricTheWeary Frets: 8738
    I still buy the odd CD especially for use in the car. Otherwise streaming. 
    I have the radio on a bit and sometimes use BBC Sounds or internet radio and some of this is music, if that counts as consumes. 
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    The Moops.
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  • kaypeejaykaypeejay Frets: 331
    1. Vinyl 10%
    2. CD 20%
    3. USB
    4. Download
    5. Streaming 70%
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 16237
    "Consume" - what a horrible word.  All the connotations of music being something disposable that you "have" once and then discard once it's been consumed.

    I'd usually interpret "consume" to mean "how do I listen to music" in terms of the source media, location, etc.

    But that's not consistent with your question ...

     AustrianJohn said:
    Which of the following ways do you use to get new music?

    buy music on CD with the occasional download (usually Bandcamp) when physical media is unavailable or (usually Amazon) is the media is uneconomic.  But I'll often listen (consume?) new music via radio/podcasts, which sometimes leads onto the buy decision.

    Can you get music on USB format??
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  • steamabacussteamabacus Frets: 954
    CD still for me.

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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 14043
    I buy CDs. Stick quite a lot of them onto an iPod to use in the gym, but most of my listening time is CDs in the car.

    Sometimes I stick Youtube on when working, but I don't do streaming at all.

    I still have 1000+ vinyl albums but no room in the house for a record player for the past 20 years. One day .... one day ...
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  • Mark1960Mark1960 Frets: 272
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  • TTony said:
    "Consume" - what a horrible word.  All the connotations of music being something disposable that you "have" once and then discard once it's been consumed.

    I'd usually interpret "consume" to mean "how do I listen to music" in terms of the source media, location, etc.

    But that's not consistent with your question ...

     AustrianJohn said:
    Which of the following ways do you use to get new music?

    buy music on CD with the occasional download (usually Bandcamp) when physical media is unavailable or (usually Amazon) is the media is uneconomic.  But I'll often listen (consume?) new music via radio/podcasts, which sometimes leads onto the buy decision.

    Can you get music on USB format??
    Sorry for the waffly language.

    I've seen music sold at gigs on USB.
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  • BRISTOL86BRISTOL86 Frets: 1836
    TTony said:
    Can you get music on USB format??
    Yes. 

    I went to a concert about 10-12 years ago where they were selling a recording of the show on a USB stick, which was pretty cutting edge at the time! 
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  • BlueingreenBlueingreen Frets: 1017
    Streaming, usually Spotify, occasionally Youtube.  Sometimes, but rarely, radio, mainly for classical.  Haven't purchased music in many years.
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  • DopesickDopesick Frets: 1177
    Streaming 80%
    CDs 20%
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  • proggyproggy Frets: 2794

    I don't buy any new music, I don't like it.

    I bought Roger Waters' last album when it came out a couple of years ago on CD.

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  • RolandRoland Frets: 3017
    Multiple methods, depending on location and purpose:
    Home hi fi: CDs ripped to a music server.
    Workshop: radio. I’m considering a decoder for the music server, or streaming from my ‘phone. 
    In the Car: a mixture of CDs ripped to internal disk, plus streaming and download via ‘phone.
    Elsewhere: downloads (set lists and possible songs), and streaming for other music
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    is it crazy how saying sentences backwards creates backwards sentences saying how crazy it is?

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  • munckeemunckee Frets: 4545
    kaypeejay said:
    1. Vinyl 10%
    2. CD 20%
    3. USB
    4. Download
    5. Streaming 70%
    I’d say about this. 
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  • oh_pollooh_pollo Frets: 104
    Mostly 5 but I'll buy vinyl at gigs a few times a year.
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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 6844
    With some fava beans and a nice chianti.
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  • Until 2017 CDs but since then streaming 
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  • 1 Cd
     2 Vinyl
     3 cassette
    4  YouTube 
    5 torrents
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  • MusicwolfMusicwolf Frets: 475

    A year ago I would have said mostly CD

    Over the last year I've moved more towards downloads, however.............

    Yesterday I bought a new car and it won't have a CD player so I expect that it will be 100% downloads from now on.

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  • GrumpyrockerGrumpyrocker Frets: 1506
    For bands/albums I really like I buy CD or Vinyl. I like having physical copies. I do still rip every CD to my PC. 

    Quite a few bands I'm into are from places that make it harder to get hold of physical copies at recent prices - so I also often buyand download FLAC versions from Bandcamp.

    For bands that aren't in my top tier I use streaming. I often use streaming anyway rather than the physical copies I bought - just to give bands I want to support an extra payday. 

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  • Philly_QPhilly_Q Frets: 6844
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    It is pretty much only streaming for me nowadays. 

    If I've been listening to something a lot and I feel I owe the band some money, I'll buy the CD but it never actually gets opened. 

    I find with some of the stuff I like on small independent labels, the album will have gone out of print very quickly and be unavailable anywhere, even Bandcamp. Then I feel bad that I didn't buy it.

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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 14043

    For bands that aren't in my top tier I use streaming. I often use streaming anyway rather than the physical copies I bought - just to give bands I want to support an extra payday. 
    I'm not sure that payday is the right phrase. I think it's more of a case that you let them buy an occasional 1p sweet!
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 3464
    CDs and HDD stored FLAC files ripped from CDs.

    Cassette tapes

    Radio programs
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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