I'd rather buy. Still, sometimes I tend to download some things that I don't know in order to get an idea. If I like them I buy. If not I just delete them. I do not use the computer as a source anyway.
I would rather not spend the time trying to search for free high quality music when you can get insured high quality music that will also lend a hand to the artists that are creating such pieces of art.
I tend to buy CDs or on rare occasions LPs if I can find them for a reasonable price. If I can't find something that I want and it is available used for $40, 60, 100+ for a stupid CD, I refuse to buy it. I will most likely download it or find a friend that will make me a copy. I blame record companies for not reissuing a lot of good records and OOP CDs and thus creating a collectors market for something that would not be a collectors item if it was reissued.
Yeah, I know I have my own crazy logic. Also if I buy it on CD I feel that I have every right to make a backup copy and rip it for my personal use, so all that stupid protection is just a bunch of BS.
Originally Posted by ZephyrSapphire /img/forum/go_quote.gif As a poor student as well. I understand that we all do not have much money to buy. But I'd still buy CDs as a sign of respect to the artist who made the music.
big ups. i'm what's called in the uk, "working class". i value good music. artists gotta pay the bills same as me. i find that download availabilities are too random / sporadic / faceless. i'd rather spend money on something to cheer myself up so it's usually good stuff. it's not a race or competition to see who can own the most music.