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    I can understand it as an adjunct to the physical media. But getting rid of the physical media seems like an illogical thing to do unless you are strapped for cash. That's why I am wondering if there is a deeper psychological motivation.

    Aside from that, sole reliance on streaming services is taking a big chance. They have all been losing money for years. That means either they get a lot more expensive or they fold. Or they get a lot more expensive then fold anyway because not enough people are prepared to pay to subscribe. There is only so long you can keep a loss-making business running.
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    I'm hanging on to my multi-1000 CD collection, just in case.
    It's not used now, though.
    We all have different requirements and needs - Tom doesn't get the associated musical literature with streaming, whereas I wouldn't even look at it anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandl100 View Post
    I'm hanging on to my multi-1000 CD collection, just in case.
    It's not used now, though.
    We all have different requirements and needs - Tom doesn't get the associated musical literature with streaming, whereas I wouldn't even look at it anyway!
    That makes sense, stick them in boxes under the bed or the attic. Selling them is burning bridges that don't need to be burned IMO. Imagine having to start a collection from scratch again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Someone please explain this motivation to get rid of everything, it makes no sense to me.
    It's probably the onset of 'old age' thinking mate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    It's probably the onset of 'old age' thinking mate!
    Yeah, you need to be young and enthusiastic, like me.
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    I'm not going to get a serious answer to this am I? But I reckon there is a PhD in it for some aspiring psychologist.
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    ah the cleanse yourself by removing everything that reminds you of your mistakes minimalism gig

    wish i could but i cant, so maybe i really want more
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    I have just made sure that I have easy access to my collection on the shelves and nothing is double stacked. I have alphabetical divides backed up with a computer spreadsheet so I find something very quickly.

    I had a period when I didnt know where stuff was and that was a nightmare. I kept saying to myself.... no point owning it if I cant find it.

    So its just a case of getting organised and having proper shelves and strong cube shelving for vinyl. I cant see a problem unless its taking over much needed living space.

    I am gradually ripping my charity shop cds but I will always keep my core collection. I have probably peaked around the level Im at

    I dont buy many discs now. I only experiment if its 30p to a 1 Its got to be a damn good new album to get my money. I buy less now but I still like the idea of having my hard copy of a film or music.

    The streaming idea hasnt really been sold to me. I keep thinking about a yearly subscription to a central style storage library but how do the artists get paid? They have to eat and some want to get rich through their efforts.

    How does my affordable yearly subsciption cover the royalties on all the music I may like to listen to? I sometimes moan about the TV licence so you can see how that mentality could be carried over into paying for a music service. Its another bill I dont really want to see coming in even though it could provide me with much enjoyment.

    Things are changing but I am quite sad about the decline of the cd. It was bound to happen as its just a form of digital 0+1s that can be done elsewhere. The library are not doing them now and she gave me a very odd look as if I need to get with the times daddy o

    I do see a certain joy if the rise of the robots is done right. Play Bob Dylan Witmark demos while Im pouring a drink. My computer will be called Jennifer in the white minimalist room with a well placed sculpture
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    Is this not a copyright issue?

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