So Escapists, where do YOU get your music from?

niceguy191

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I tend to buy the CD if I can find it, and if not I buy the MP3s from HMV.com (no stupid DRM like iTunes and it's legit)
 

Dfskelleton

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Itunes, or CD if I really like all the songs on it.
If it's not on Itunes or CD, I just convert a youtube video of it to MP3.
 

Supertegwyn

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I use RealPlayer to download music off of YouTube, then convert it to iTunes. Simple, fast, free, and legal.
 

EcstaticObsessive

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Youtube, CDs, BeeMP3 or if I find an album I like, I'll get it free off Mediafire.

I'll buy CDs if I like the band (Even though they hardly reap any profit from it) and I'll buy merchandise to make up for the sound I'm stealing.
 

drisky

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Last.fm, I don't have money for music and don't often feel the need for it while out and about.
 

M920CAIN

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From the internet! (youtube downloads, tor... downloads, other downloads, more downloads, frequent downloads, etc)...
 

NightmareWarden

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I rarely listened to music in the past and right now I only listen to music through videos on youtube, such as AMVs and a few funny music videos.
 

Clive Howlitzer

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I don't get it from anywhere. I listen to it on youtube rarely and sometimes on the radio but I mostly listen to sports radio. I really don't listen to music anymore.
 

CardinalPiggles

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I listen to all my music on Spotify, which I pay £5 a month for.

Then if I decide I like that Album/ Song enough I will buy the CD for use on my iPod.
 

arealperson

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CDs from YC, Amazon, eBay, HMV or the drug store. I'll definitely use iTunes, as the music I like on the radio tends to have too many filler tracks on their releases or are just generally not to my taste. iTunes mostly sells DRM-free music, and there are easy work arounds if you have gotten some that were otherwise.

To stream music I use YouTube occasionally (don't prefer it due to slow speed and weak playlist features), I used to use imeem until MySpace bought it, I still use MySpace if an artist hosts their music there, but GrooveShark mostly; FineTune if I'm seeking something similar: iLike, (some 'garage' site the name of which is slipping my mind), PureVolume, and Indie Vision Music for new music, and Facedown, Fuel and Tooth & Nail for samplers.
 

Vault101

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I actually buy CD's.....

except somtimes I cant find what Im looking for...yet I cant bring myself to download stuff because I really wnt the CD

while CD's can be hit or miss, I like "discovering" stuff on CD's
 

JdaS

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Record stores around the city. Also order them from some independent labels that are run from peoples' garages. Keeps my shelves full, my ears happy and the scene alive.

EDIT: The unwarranted self-importance is also nice.
 

Hiroshi Mishima

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Originally I went out and got my music from CDs and cassettes like everyone else. Once the internet came around, I would occasionally import game soundtracks (cause it's one of my favourite genres) or download stuff like SPC files ripped from the games.

Then I found Napster when it first came out and it was my original taste of truly "free" music in the sense I could reasonably look for whatever song I wanted. Of course, since I typically dislike modern music I would find stuff I hadn't been able to obtain legally, like the Transformers OST (animated movie ftw) or some orchestrated versions of game songs that I'd never even known existed. I had dialup back then so I didn't really get much.

Later it was largely Kazaa and then Limewire cause I might hear a single song on the radio I liked and stuff like itunes and whatnot didn't exist yet. But I still remained faithful to the one or two artists I genuinely loved, such as Weird Al and continued to buy their CDs cause I knew I'd enjoy everything on it.. unlike most CDs today.

To be honest, much like the radio, if I hadn't heard some stuff free via Kazaa and the other programs I might never have gone out and bought some of the CDs I have in the last 10 years. I could've easily downloaded the Protomen's music after sampling the first 2 tracks free as they offered, but I thought it was awesome and bought the CDs as they came out.

These days, I don't really listen to anything but the music I'd accumulated (almost exclusively video game music, 80's music, classical, and disco). It's become so expensive to get the music I like because it either 1) doesn't exist in America and 2) is ungodsly rare.

If I could buy the actual soundtracks/scores for the Godzilla movies, for example, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Instead, I enjoy the delicious compilation albums I bought years ago and occasionally seem online to see if they exist anywhere (haven't found them yet).
 

SpAc3man

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Normally from my local JB-Hifi. They have an awesome selection of music that most record shops don't get have. If its a new band I haven't listened to before I usually check them out on YouTube or torrent a few albums. If I like them I go buy the album I want. If I don't like them then I know I have never wasted money on something I don't like.

 

Zarthek

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Either Bandcamp or Itunes, lean towards iTunes if the music is available but as I listen to less-mainstream music (Game soundtracks, Homestuck music) It isn't always there.