NBC: Poll: How do you get most of your commercial music these days

Steve Hoffman stevehoffman@STARPOWER.NET
Thu Feb 2 14:59:24 EST 2012


to correct a typo -- my last sentence should read
"However, I neither search out nor attempt to
download free music."
-Steve Hoffman

On 2/2/2012 10:50 AM, Steve Hoffman wrote:
> I'm old-school.
>
> I still buy CDs, lots of them.  Nearly always
> on-line, as there is nary a brick-and-mortar
> store in my area carrying CDs these days!
> Typically for stuff other than blues,  I buy
> from Amazon.com, CDconnection.com, and/or BN.com
> (Barnes & Noble).  For blues CDs, I buy thru my
> friend Charlie Lange at www.bluebeatmusic.com
>
> I also occasionally download some mp3s -- legal,
> paid for -- via iTunes store and Amazon.com  ...
>
> I watch a lot of streamed music stuff for free
> -- e.g., YouTube clips that friends post on
> Facebook etc.  However, I search out nor attempt
> to download free music.
>
> So that's my 2 cents.
>
> -Steve Hoffman
>
>
> On 1/31/2012 5:32 PM, MARK SCHOSSOW wrote:
>> I  buy it from the venues I listen to the
>> music,like the world of blues.com where all
>> proceeds go directly to the artist and other
>> stations where I buy legally according the
>> other stations route where I believe the albums
>> are bought from the recording studio's where I
>> asume the owners and artists get royalties. I
>> otherwise just be happy to listening to the
>> music.Anyone who steals it,if I tell them that
>> the musicians and recording companies are
>> victims of theft by their  actions and work as
>> hard as anybody to give they're beloved talent
>> for them to enjoy.
>> If they continue,they no longer are my friends
>> and have nothing to do with them.I have been a
>> victem of this and that's why I ghostwrite.I
>> sell or freely give me writing, and though
>> there are no royaties,and it keeps me poor,at
>> least I know how it will be used.Or not
>> used.Polls are used for statistic which are
>> abused or make up to convince.
>>                     Yup.
>>
>> Yup say...Ya dont need to own no shoes to dance
>> the Blues
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>>
>> From: cybergaloot@COMCAST.NET
>> Sent: 31 Jan 2012 21:57:21 GMT
>> To: BLUES-L@LISTSERV.NETHELPS.COM
>> Subject: NBC: Poll: How do you get most of your
>> commercial music these days
>>
>> On a forum devoted to recording live music
>> there was a poll that I've found kind of
>> interesting. I think the poll could have been
>> better but it gives a clue what a group that is
>> heavily into music thinks about downloading
>> commercial music for free (stealing).
>>
>> --
>> Walter
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> How do you get most of your commercial music
>> these days and how much of your music is
>> downloaded for free? (Choose as many as apply)
>> I pay for downloads from services like itunes
>> and I love it (convenience, selection and lower
>> cost) 5 (4.5%)
>> I pay for downloads from services like itunes
>> mostly because I can't get the music I want
>> anywhere else. 1 (0.9%)
>> I buy most of my music from music stores (new)
>> because I prefer owning the physical media 17
>> (15.5%)
>> I buy most of my commercial music directly from
>> the artists at a show 24 (21.8%)
>> I buy my music from music stores because I
>> don't own an ipod or MP3 player or I can't
>> figure out how to download 1 (0.9%)
>> I buy most of my music 'used' off ebay or from
>> a re-seller, like a used CD store 14 (12.7%)
>> I download commercial music for free from
>> friends or from torrents sites like piratebay
>> (or similar) 9 (8.2%)
>> I don't buy any commercial or listen to
>> commercial music anymore because I only listen
>> to live taper stuff 9 (8.2%)
>> I never download free from friends or from
>> torrents because I think it's wrong 6 (5.5%)
>> I never download free from friends or from
>> torrents because I don't know how or don't have
>> access to friends music 1 (0.9%)
>> I get commercial music by a combination of
>> downloading for free and paying...but I pay for
>> most of my commercial music 14 (12.7%)
>> I get commercial music by a combination of
>> downloading for free and paying...but I
>> download most of my commercial music for free 9
>> (8.2%)
>>
>>
>>
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