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What would you pay for music albums?


#1 RiceQuakes Classic   The One, the Only.....RiceQuakes CAGiversary!   3789 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 05:15 AM

And before, "LOL! Just torrent it," I'd rather not. I'd really only like comments from people who buy their music, please. I'm seeing a BF sale on Amazon for albums. 7 bucks a pop. In your opinion, is that too much?



#2 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13617 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:07 PM

youtube rip the songs you like from the albums.

 

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#3 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5588 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 27 November 2014 - 04:21 PM

I will only pay $10 or less for an album unless they're past cd quality or from a local artist.  Otherwise Fuck off to the artist, especially if it's a Christmas album since you know no new songs are coming from that.



#4 thatsbarejones  

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 09:20 PM

It depends on how much you like the artist. If it's one of my favorites like Big KRIT or Phoenix I'll pay full price. It's your own personal judgement call.

#5 tokerblue   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   516 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

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Posted 27 November 2014 - 11:39 PM

I have no problem buying albums for $10+, as long as it's a quality artist. I'm not a fan of lossy music formats, so I would rather have the highest quality source that I can obtain.



#6 rcannon   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   422 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 November 2014 - 04:41 AM

A CD has to have at least 3 good songs on it before I will buy it, I try to wait for the $8 range.  Otherwise I'll buy certain songs thru Amazon, or cross my fingers that the CD shows up at my library or at Goodwill.



#7 Burning Karma   A tempest must be just that CAGiversary!   957 Posts   Joined 10.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 05:05 PM

I pretty much try to pay $1 or less per song (so 10 song album is $10). When I still bought physical CDs, I would always add a dollar or two more to compensate for physical items (case, CD, booklet, etc.).



#8 lawdood   Digital Jedi CAGiversary!   2452 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 November 2014 - 08:50 PM

I still enjoy getting CD's every once in awhile and generally $10 is my limit (unless it's something like the new Led Zeppelin remasters.) I usually buy my CD's on Amazon though because they've got the free MP3 version that comes with most of them and saves me the ripping time plus I get it immediately. 



#9 ludus   CAG Ultra Noob CAGiversary!   646 Posts   Joined 7.1 Years Ago  

Posted 30 November 2014 - 01:58 AM

I prefer paying no more than $10 for an album. I used to buy a lot more albums in the past from someone I knew, and he charged a lot per album, so I've stopped buying physical albums and mostly buy digital. 



#10 IceTeaCrisis   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2014 - 07:32 AM

I also subscribe to the no more then a dollar a song when buying Amazon digital. If it is someone I really like the most I will usually drop is around 10 unless it is something special. I have paid more then 10 for some import stuff and of course multi CD collections.

 

I was able to snag the Sasha and Digweed album Northern Exposure for 16 dollars I have also paid more then 10 for a few vinyl. 

 

I also try to find at least 3 or so good songs on CDs i pick up. I even check discogs if I find something that looks cool, but I have never herd of so it is never a total blind buy.



#11 cruzfactor   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   283 Posts   Joined 16.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 08:29 AM

I usually pay 10 for a new album, and that's for a physical CD. If it's for the mp3 version, I'll wait until it's around 5-6, like those Amazon monthly sales.

More importantly, I've decided to wait with new albums. I hate when an album is re-released, usually with a couple of new songs, less than a year after the original. Mariah Carey, Michael Buble, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, etc....



#12 techgirlable  

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 05:04 PM

It totally depends on the artist for me. If they are already super famous, or the albums old, no more than $10 (if it costs more than that I just buy the tracks I want most). If its an indie artist that I really like and don't want to see them disappear Ill just pay whatever they want, and usually buy some merch, too ;)



#13 IceTeaCrisis   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 07:42 PM

If its an indie artist that I really like and don't want to see them disappear Ill just pay whatever they want, and usually buy some merch, too ;)

Bandcamp is great for this. I have found a lot of new music and enjoyed supporting lesser known artists directly. The name your price is nice too. You can grab an album for a free or a few dollars to try it out and then go back and pay a little more if you like it. 



#14 squishface   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2122 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 06:35 AM

Amazons $5 digital album sales every month usually has something I want to pick up .

#15 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4587 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:19 PM

I would pay no more then $10 for CD, $5 digital and $20 for vinyl.



#16 RoytheRobot   El Piraguero. CAGiversary!   2578 Posts   Joined 6.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 04:41 PM

I would pay no more than $5 for digital albums unless I really, really like the artist. Physical releases, on the other hand, I would go up to paying $15.

#17 techgirlable  

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Posted 18 December 2014 - 07:21 PM

Bandcamp is great for this. I have found a lot of new music and enjoyed supporting lesser known artists directly. The name your price is nice too. You can grab an album for a free or a few dollars to try it out and then go back and pay a little more if you like it. 

Oh cool! That's awesome. I Thanks for sharing. Ill def have to check that out! :D



#18 IceTeaCrisis   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 December 2014 - 11:55 PM

Oh cool! That's awesome. I Thanks for sharing. Ill def have to check that out! :D

You are welcome. 

http://bandcamp.com/tags

I use this page to help find brand new stuff by style tag.

 

 

and $2 for vinyl.

What kind of vinyl are you buying? I can go to the thrift store and find some stuff for 2 dollars or so, but it is never anything to good. 

I've also seen record stores sell a bit for 2-3 a pop, but if I am looking for something that I am interested in it's mostly 5+ and sometimes 10+ after shipping from an online retailer. 



#19 Navex   The Media Jerk CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:05 AM

It's kinda funny how the music industry is kinda reverting back to how it used to be. Before artists just came out with a few songs that were specifically made to be singles and that's what the labels would sell. Then they realized they could make even more money by pushing the singles as well as entire albums on people so they've done that up until about now. The last few years though it appears many bands are going back to the old format with just releasing singles and cashing in on them since no one is buying home music media anymore.

 

I personally will only pay 10-12 bucks for a CD album though I rare even do that these days since I stopped collecting CDs due to clutter and their tendency to break easy due to the cheap plastic cases. It's sounds funny since I mentioned clutter for CDs but I actually intend to go full-time vinyl next year. Simply for collection's sake of course, as I will still buy the music separately (or it comes with the record lots of times these days) but get the record for the sweet artwork and case. Vinyl, for new music anyway, I like to stay at 20 bucks or lower and will only go higher if it's a special package or something out of print.



#20 GoAztecs   Aztec Fire CAGiversary!   353 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 04:22 PM

My personal preference is $10-15 on albums. I try to stay away from digital and go with CDs and Vinyl. I do buy digital but only if the deal is too good to pass up (the Amazon $7 AC/DC discography for example) but most of the digital stuff for me is place holders until I can get a physical copy. I like this because I like having the actual album art/case in my hands, and because I know the technology is constantly evolving I don't want to re-purchase music I already own just because it is in a new format. I can just re-rip my current library and stay up to date with the latest and greatest. 



#21 ArryArry  

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 12:07 PM

I really dont know how to use torrent :) so i do buy online 



#22 mer71   Gaming since 1981 CAGiversary!   4587 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2015 - 09:37 PM

I just spent $18 on vinyl!!!  Yikes!!!  J/K.



#23 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5588 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 January 2015 - 10:02 PM

I have no problem buying albums for $10+, as long as it's a quality artist. I'm not a fan of lossy music formats, so I would rather have the highest quality source that I can obtain.

So why not demand the artists offer something higher than cd quality on hdtracks.com/ ?  It's where we should be heading anyway.  There's no reason cd's don't shift to dvd already.



#24 IceTeaCrisis   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 02:51 AM

I just spent $18 on vinyl!!!  Yikes!!!  J/K.

I just ordered one for 10 not to long ago.



#25 thatsbarejones  

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 04:43 AM

I got a few $5 CD's at Big Lots including Stevie Ray Vaughn's Texas Flood and Nas' Illmatic 10th Anniversary edition.

#26 crazedracerguy   Guitar Slinger! CAGiversary!   5538 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 18 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

I'll pay $10 for a CD I really want. I'll pay more for limited ones where they toss in a shirt or something. That's only a coupe of albums a year (Seether was the last one I bought like that).

 

I'll pay $5 or below for a digital album.

 

If it's country week on Google Play, I'll buy every $1.99 album they offer. Honestly, if they offer any album for $1.99 and I have ANY interest in it at all, I'll pay that.

 

I don't mind paying $1.29 for iTunes singles. I am usually picking up really new stuff from people who usually do not have a label deal.



#27 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5588 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:11 PM

I got a few $5 CD's at Big Lots including Stevie Ray Vaughn's Texas Flood and Nas' Illmatic 10th Anniversary edition.

Nas has to reissue "Illmatic" because it's best album.  He popped his cherry early.  /snicker.

 

Seriously, the only reason people have bought albums after "Illmatic" is because they've never heard "Illmatic".



#28 jlarlee   Tom Brady GOAT CAGiversary!   5579 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 18 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

The $10 mark is usually my limit as well. I prefer just downloading cause it saves space and i don't need any more clutter.

 

My irritation with the music industry was how when CDs replaced cassettes it was supposed to get cheaper. And they were still trying to gouge you for $16 for a new CD which to me is way over priced.



#29 Navex   The Media Jerk CAGiversary!   1185 Posts   Joined 7.8 Years Ago  

Posted 21 January 2015 - 10:52 PM

They actually did try Super CDs or whatever you want to call them a long time ago but no one bought them due to the price. Granted, I think they were just blank discs for media, no artists released shit on them that I've heard of but they failed and no company ever tried to bring them out again. With the way things are going for CD, definitely won't be seeing them any time soon.



#30 IceTeaCrisis   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   103 Posts   Joined 7.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 January 2015 - 06:08 AM

Just picked up Above and Beyond's new album We Are All We Need for 8 dollars.