Where I am currently staying we don't get any support to music streaming sites. As such, to get into new music it's going to be Youtube or dabbling in to frowned upon means. Downloading albums the illegal way is wrong, but with the lack of exposure before buying I am not going to play roulette with my money. Currently looking into VPN and Tidal for new music exposure. If it was easier to get exposure to new music, via music streaming I think more people would be buying music than just getting it for free. By keeping it out of reach to non US/EU countries the industry is, once again, to blame for shooting itself in both feet. I got the money, I have internet and I want to be legal. That being said: I collect mainly old stuff in digital format, as modern music sucks imho. I can't get how records from 50 years ago were captured and mastered better than most things today. As such, hdtracks has been a saving grace for getting good old music for me the past few days. I import a lot of techno vinyl from Germany and Virgin Store has been doing a stellar job of getting repressed non dance music vinyl here locally. My absolute favorites will be bought on vinyl. Liked albums will be digital. And I'm focusing a lot now on DSD/FLAC songs I can buy, even if it means I have some albums in triple format. I follow a similar approach to music - I will listen to it entirely via any means, frowned upon and not. If it's a decent album I'll try and buy it digitally. I say try, because once again based on my location I can be blocked from doing so. And when I say I'll try, I go through VPN's and really try.