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Re: Six reasons why I don’t buy CDs at the store anymore…

No thoughts on this? Well, personally I'm of the opinion that these digital music services will eventually be the primary way that most people buy music. It's makes sense since the product itself (the music) is just a wave file anyway. Why drive to the store to wait in line for the listening stations? It's not like you're ordering paper towells or HAVE to go to the store because you're out of toilet paper. I used to hate online music downloading from the illegal ones, but subscription services like Rhapsody are different because it's not like file-sharing where you have to sort through a ton of files for one song just to find the right version, or worry about viruses, or lawsuits, etc. The easiest way to explain it is I have access to most of the music libraries from all five major labels. I pay to have access to them all day every day. For that, I pay them $10 per month. If I want to burn a track to disc, then I pay 79 cents for it and that's how the artist gets paid. The best use for this has been at the office where I work. We can listen to just about anything all day and take turns being the DJ of the hour. It's great because I've discovered more new music this way than I ever did just going to the store and it ends up costing a lot less. Anyway, that's my soapbox on that. If anyone has an opinion about this either way, I'd love to hear from ya and start an actual conversation about this issue rather than sitting here talking to myself.

Re: Re: Six reasons why I don’t buy CDs at the store anymore…

This is the service I was referring to, BTW-->