@rustyh3 i sprung for premium for that reason. I don’t mind paying for a service if i use it a lot. (I mean after all. I kept my VMP here all this time!)
Obviously something has to pay for all that music… and the servers… and the employees, etc.
@Fuzzalini@rustyh3 Actually, I think that’s the one I opted for also. No ads but you can’t pick a specific song, which is fine with me. I am generally not looking to hear a specific song, just want background music (that I inevitably find myself humming to or whistling). Change the channel/feed/seed every now and then and it’s all good!
Thanks for clarifying that. BTW you can save about $5 by paying for a year at a whack. ($54.89 for 12 months, essentially one month free)
Oh, and that’s free if you have certain T-Mobile plans.
@TBoneZeOriginal Not for very much longer. Still not sure how they’re going to roll that out. I don’t use it but I have at least 30 people at clients that use iTunes. Oh well, maybe cha ching for me when they do change over?
@TBoneZeOriginal Oh good. Thanks. I was afraid I’d loose all the CD’s I uploaded to itunes on my computer. I had read we wouldn’t lose what we had purchased, but they didn’t address the stuff we added on our own.
@Mehrocco_Mole@thismyusername we lost two Rock/alternative music stations. The only one that was left was classic rock. They don’t call the station classic rock anymore, but they still play Welcome to the Jungle several times a day. It’s rare that they play anything modern. If you go farther south into Florida, they don’t even get that station. Such a bummer.
@RiotDemon we went from a classic rock and a modern (well, not-classic) rock station to two classic rock stations. Maybe it was about the time Welcome to the Jungle became classic rock, I guess. Sucks.
But we have like three pop stations, four rap stations and seventy three country stations, and sometimes they all play the same song when a country rap pop song is being pushed really hard upon the public.
The only positive, if you can call it one, is that the oldies station plays music from the '90s now.
@phendrick I find it interesting that my college-age daughter who has several hundred dollars worth of songs on her iTunes still prefers to listen to the radio more often than her phone, especially while driving.
@rtjhnstn Whadya mean? They play at least 5 different songs every hour (and the same 5 through the day, it seems). And that is on the “classic” rock stations.
What bugs me more, is that they play ten times as much Stones as Beatles (I love the Beatles and they have a lot more top 10 hits, I would think – I bet you could easily name 20 Beatles hits off the top of your head; try doing 10 of the Stones), more Journey (great band, but… ) than Doors, more Sting than Dylan, more Kiss than Heart, etc., etc. More Ozzie Ozborne than Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young. At least I do hear a lot of Queen around here.
I also listen to Country occasionally, but I can only do that for a few hours a couple times a week, unless they are in a mood to play classics like John Anderson, Johnny Cash, Willie, George Strait.
I could go for some Deep Purple or Iron Butterfly or Led Zeppelin right now. Time to dig out some of my CDs or head for YouTube and make them some money from their damn ads.
These days it’s Pandora, unless I want a specific song, then it’s Youtube. I also have a pretty big collection of mp3s I ripped from CDs or stole using Limewire from the iPod days, but I rarely use those anymore.
I keep a Kindle that only has ONE job… Feed Pandora to the transmitter for my wireless speakers. It’s got a permanent dedicated charger and runs about 8 to 12 hours a day if we are home and the wife isn’t studying. We have maxed out the stations…
@z4kanis Even in the cases where I don’t want the physical media, I still sometimes find myself buying a CD from Amazon. A large majority of CDs on Amazon include the downloadable MP3 for free. Sometimes, the option to buy the physical CD (with free MP3) is cheaper than just buying the MP3 by itself.
@DrWorm Yes. And physical discs usually cost essentially the same as the digital download but you get liner notes and album art.
And I can always rip my CDs to a DRM-free, lower-quality format. I can’t convert a lossy MP3 back into a CD.
Physical CD’s. I’m starting to have audiophile tendencies. IMO, they sound better than what you can get from digital services (Google Play, Amazon Music, etc.).
I get them from either Amazon, FYE website, or eBay seller import_cds. The wife however told me to stop ordering CD’s in an age where you can instantly get them online. She’s nothing close to a audiophile.
I should add I’m trying to pay for music I got for free in college and high school. Kazaa, RapidShare, friend’s music college…
Primarily use Amazon Music (not Unlimited) which I loved the “Auto Rip” on so many of the CD’s I bought from them. I still purchase physical medium more often than not in CD format via eBay, Amazon. I just wish I could add to my music like I used to be able to.
I pay far too much for SiriusXM, I also have YouTube Premium and Amazon Prime music that I regularly stream. I have an Echo Auto, and it’s mostly too clunky, so I think the SXM is going to stick around.
I’ve always used Spotify, but lately I get recommendations that seem way out of place to what I listen to. Amazon Music tends to be better about that, but I seem to only use it with my firestick due to its default settings. Other than that, ripped songs from Youtube work if I can ignore the quality drop.
New releases I usually get from Amazon, mostly digital, but some physical CDs still. Then it pretty much all goes to my Plex server for consumption. Listening to not exactly mainstream music, I do find a few things on Bandcamp as well.
I use YouTube Music but only because it’s bundled into YouTube Premium. Otherwise I’d would be using Spotify. Didn’t want to pay for both YouTube Premium and Spotify so I have to settle for YouTube Music for my music with is still mediocre. I still use Google Play Music some as well which is currently much better than YouTube Music.
1.8 tb torrent of lossless music from the particular subgenre i follow. unfortunately the maintainer has somewhat lost interest and hasn’t updated in a year and a half. i keep trying to estimate the degree of incompleteness in the collection, and i think it’s a bit under half the size it could be.
@lifftchi when I downloaded a mass torrent of music some years back our internet got shut off. When my wife called the cable company they said that someone was downloading a Kanye West song. She threatened to murder me for having poor taste in music. I had no idea there was any Yeezy in the torrent to begin with. I think it was an obscure remix. And thus ended my use of torrents.
Yes, I know there are ways around what happened. But the worst part of that experience was having someone think I wanted to listen to Kanye West, and I’d rather not have that happen again.
Channel 21 on SiriusXM most of the time. Or YouTube, or from the massive number of CDs I’ve been accumulating since 1989, and ripping to MP3 since that became a thing. If I really like something, I buy the physical media so the artist actually gets some money out of me.