Streaming vs Download

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    lime treacle

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    It is legal to pirate multimedia in Croatia for personal use.
    Spotify is not available (and the quality sucks anyway), and I'm not willing to pay for any streaming (not sure if I even have a proper card to do that with). I like having my music in file form. I mostly use streaming (counting YouTube and Bandcamp) to either discover music or listen to music I can't / don't want to download, or currently don't have on my device.
     
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    Eh, quality is fine if you set your settings to the highest quality.
     
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    That is subjective. But anyway, I prefer to be "independent" with my music in the sense that I don't like having anything between me and the music. So in a way I see Spotify as an intruder. And I don't want to always have to rely on an internet connection to listen.
     
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    Well if you're paying for premium, you won't need to worry about internet connection because you can just download all the music you want.
     
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    Did you read what I said?
     
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    Sorry I didn't memorize what you said two posts ago?
     
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    :lol: You're very good at having a conversation.
     
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    Its just generally assumed that if you're gonna use Spotify as your primary source for listening to music, you're gonna have premium :lol:
     
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    Physical. I only use digital download from iTunes or Amazon if it's digital exclusive, free, or elusive in physical form.

    I don't like Spotify. I like having my library on iTunes laid out and tagged the way I want it to be, organized the way I like, in the quality I like. I tried Spotify Premium for the one month trial and I listened almost exclusively to one album the entire time. Bought that album on CD and now I haven't touched Spotify except to make random top 20 playlists to keep my followers entertained.

    Occasionally I use Spotify to check out artists but most times if I want to check out an artist I'll take a look at music video or just go buy a CD without listening prior at all.
     
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    I honestly defend that people should buy CDs instead of streaming or downloading, that´s the essence of music, to be sold physically, even though the techonlogical world came to complicate it a lot nowadays. Between those two, I prefer streaming to dowloading, when I don´t have my sound system I always have my Spotify ready.
     
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    Cool story m8
     
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    I think the same way as you on most of it, I agree that buying physical cds is the best way to support the bands/artists you like, but I can´t buy an album without listening to it first, either on release date or days later (on Spotify of course), so that I have an opinion about it and choose to buy it or not. I buy albums to help the bands, for collection purpose and I also have a sound system I like to spend my afternoons playing music in, just like 10 years ago (but a diffent sound system of course), some things never change even if technology forces people to. I have friends who tell me, don´t waste money on cds, but I think that, if you really like music, that´s the best way to support it, even though doing that has its price. If you are a music fan, you´ll end up buying your favourite albums no matter what.
     
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