What's your stance on downloading Music (and/or films/games)??? (Poll now up)

Poll: What's your stance?
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I don't download anything. At all.
11 8%
I sometimes download rare songs/b-sides etc, but not albums.
23 16%
I download to sample new bands - I don't want to potentially buy an album I don't like!
34 24%
I download a lot/most/all the music I get.
72 51%
Voters: 140.
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#1
Me? D/ling doesn't come close to opening a new jewel case and slipping it into the cd player while browsing the artwork/notes included. I went out and bought In Rainbows yesterday and I'm so glad I did - the insert is awesome.
However, I don't have a problem with downloading b-sides etc. I heard some System of a Down bootlegs/b-sides the other day (Metro, Patterns, Shame on a Nigga' etc.) and I've decided that when my new laptop arrives (hurry up Dell!!!), after ripping cd's I'll start to download songs I still don't have after buying all the studio albums (and some others, like Hullabaloo, which I don't really count as a studio album )

Poll up.
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Last edited by purplegreendave at Aug 19, 2008,
#2
I download a lot.

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#5
I DL. I don't have enough space for more objects in my room.

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Nothing to do with a receeding economy nor the buying power of larger retail outlets in competition with them then?
#6
It's not very fun for the person who made the music, but I really can't be arsed going out and buying it.
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#8
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It's not very fun for the person who made the music, but I really can't be arsed going out and buying it.

Especially since the person makes MORE money from live performances.
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#10
i DL search buttons
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#11
i do if i cant find the cd's of them. i dont care if theyre on itunes, i hate that industry.....
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...sounds like music to me
#12
i buy albums when i have money
i really like having the actual thing
but usually im cheap so i download
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#13
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That was a mediocre search bar joke. The Pit does not approve.
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#14
simple...i buy my favorite band's albums, i download music thats good but aren't my favorites. buy what you can afford, if you download what you wouldnt buy if you couldnt download it, then your not hurting anybody. but what you know youd buy if you HAD to, you should buy.
#15
I DL bootlegs and stuff that's out of print.
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#16
i download a lot at the moment, mainly because i'm 17 and don't have the money to pay for all
the awesome stuff that comes out, but as soon as i get a proper job i will stop and buy instead of downloading.
the way i see it is lots of people still buy albums, Artists still get tons and tons of people who go to see them in concert which means tons and tons of cash
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#17
Most bands i listen to tell me to download there music via lyrics, gigs or other wise and so i will buy there cd's at shows, independant stores or from them exclusivly via there website, what i wont do is give big buisness my money knowing where its going and i wont feel bad for a band charging £13+ for a cd, i went to see mike park and sundowner selling there cd's for £5from the stage after the gig, thats music to me, not buisness.

Bands that are in it for the music will get by on gigs and selling merch at there shows.
Bands in it for the money dont deserve any more.

theres my 2 cents (which i downloaded)
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#19
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Why is the poll public?

No idea...
Can it be left on by default? I used to always do it - forgot you even could today...
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#21
So why doesn't the porn industry sue downloaders? Just a thought.
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#22
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So why doesn't the porn industry sue downloaders? Just a thought.


There's too much pr0nz to keep track of?
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#24
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There's too much pr0nz to keep track of?

I gotta think there is as much music as porn out there.
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#25
I pretty much downloaded all the music that's on my ipod.

That being said, I also go to a lot of shows and buy a lot of merch. So in a way, I'm still supporting them.
#26
I download for several reasons. One is that most record companies are full of twats who need to get with the times and start selling music online themselves, in addition to their $15 CDs (I still buy CDs quite often).
Two is that the artists get next to nothing from CD sales (though of course the producers and sound engineers etc. get alot more from them).
Three is that if I didn't download, I would buy used from half.com or Amazon, so the record company wouldn't be getting my money for that CD anyway

Oh yes and iTunes is trash. I wouldn't use that store if my favorite band made an iTunes exclusive album.
#27
Quote by Jackal58
I gotta think there is as much music as porn out there.


For some reason I don't think the companies are in it for the money
#28
I download rare stuff. If you google 'Foo Fighters B-Sides,' there's a torrent with about 30-something of them. I downloaded that.

You think I'm going to go out and buy every Foo single just to get the B-sides? Screw that.

I usually download an album or two when I'm at my friend's house. He has uTorrent, so... Yeah.
#29
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I gotta think there is as much music as porn out there.


Yeah... but musicians have some sort of dignity and care about their life's work. I REALLY doubt that applies to the porn people.
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#30
i ocasionally download demos and stuff that you can't get anymore, and i downloaded some Negura Bunget CD's that they were gay about and only printed a couple hundred, but that's it. i've decided to download anymore.

EDIT: i've also decided against downloading CDs to see if i like them. if i do that, i may never get around to buying them, and it's still stealing either way.
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#31
I download albums but if it turns out that I really like them, then I will go and actually buy the cd.
#32
Quote by darkstar2466
Yeah... but musicians have some sort of dignity and care about their life's work. I REALLY doubt that applies to the porn people.

It's typically not the artists doing the bitching. It's the executives. And last I looked porn was turning several billion dollars a year in the US alone. Just a stupid thought I had.
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#34
Never, nothing. I figure when sandwiches are free, then music will be free. In the meantime, I make it a point to afford it.

Gotta say, though, I don't hold it against a lot of people who do...it's not like most of the artists need any more money. The producers are really getting shafted, but whatever. I odn't look down on those who do it, but as a matter of conscience, I never download.
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#36
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theres my 2 cents (which i downloaded)

bad joke, should have been
theres my 2 cents(which i saved by downloading instead of buying music)
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#38
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#39
I download albums to see how good the artist is. If I like them, I'll probably buy one of their albums.
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#40
I do it if the band is too underground to get CD's for (a lot of black metal, in otherwords).
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