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Where do you buy your music?
Online - download 21%  21%  [ 43 ]
Online - physical media 35%  35%  [ 73 ]
Mom&Pop shop 25%  25%  [ 51 ]
Franchise B&M 6%  6%  [ 13 ]
Other 13%  13%  [ 26 ]
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:42 pm 
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Fellow CAMers, where do you get your music?
Select a choice in the poll, I'm curious as to what the results will be.

Today I wandered into the local music store to browse, ended up walking out with some new music and a smile on my face.
I came to realize that there is a genuine pleasure in the face to face experience of buying music.
Don't get the same pleasure when clicking a purchase online, even though it may save me a few bucks.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 2:52 pm 
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cableguy wrote:
Fellow CAMers, where do you get your music?
Select a choice in the poll, I'm curious as to what the results will be.

Today I wandered into the local music store to browse, ended up walking out with some new music and a smile on my face.
I came to realize that there is a genuine pleasure in the face to face experience of buying music.
Don't get the same pleasure when clicking a purchase online, even though it may save me a few bucks.


Decent poll, but allowing only one choice is too limiting. I would venture to guess that most CAM members acquire their music from multiple sources. I know I do.

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Multiple sources for me also online . mom and pop stores. flea markets etc. D.R.


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I never could get into flipping through CD's like I used to albums so I have been mostly downloading. Picked up a table at Christmas and have been out a few times album shopping and found that I enjoy it as I used to, just not cds.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:07 pm 
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Yes, it certainly has it's positives to have physical contact with the media,
the business and other customers as well. Helps to better the experience
pretty much all around I think, after all, music is a social thing.

I think we spend too much time isolating ourselves now and calling it convenience.


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All of the above, and privately for used vinyl.


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All of the above.


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"I think we spend too much time isolating ourselves now and calling it convenience."

Well said.


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I get my music from a few of the above choices. I still like getting the physical discs though.
This week I picked up a 4 Cd set and it had a pin on button, a coaster, a tiny notepad, and a small poster inside.

That is a rare and distant thing in todays 10101001000 world.

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Too limited choices, OP. Doors 2,3 and 5 for me. Lately mostly at record shows, and then part of the time from my local guy at the record show..

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Local record store ,occasionally online or cam


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I normally order online or buy used locally. I really like lp's with downloads from artists that receive my money and aren't already to rich. There's no way I'm giving my limited lower middle class income to Paul McCartney for instance.


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I mostly buy locally. On CAM it is mostly for vinyl that I don't see all the time. The stores here are really good to me and have always been.

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I am not a downloader all of my digital files are created from the physical media. I acquire the physical media online, local stores, estate sales, public auctions, I keep my eyes open for any possible source. I have also purchased direct from artists websites.


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Solid indie shops West of Toronto:

Encore Records Kitchener
Cheapies Hamilton
Alternative Audio Dundas
Grooves London
Cheeky Monkey Sarnia
Dr. Disc Windsor

In Toronto I like Sonic Boom as they do a great job of sorting by artist, their misc abcd etc are quite small it makes it very easy to browse there.

Need to do a Montreal record shopping weekend at some point I always find lots of great stuff there- any recommendations on where to go would be appreciated it's been awhile Beatnik maybe?


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