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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    Doh ! my head hurts , I dont understand any of this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Made in 1968 View Post
    Paying to stream music is like paying Rent on an house, Its never yours.
    I agree in principle André, which is why is still buy the CDs I really want to own, but I'll take living in a mansion full of all the music I could ever possibly want for a tenner a month, over not having it at all.

    I guess it depends on how much music you want to listen to? If you have most of what you want and don't want to explore, then it's a waste, but for me it actually saves me from buying something blind, playing it once and never playing it again. Streaming has introduced me to countless new artists, expanded my musical horizons and enhanced my enjoyment.

    The thing I'm most uncomfortable about is the low revenue for musicians, which is why is still buy music at gigs. The flip side of that is I've been to many gigs and bought music from artists I would never have known about, had it not been for Spotify.

    Horses for courses as it were

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    I agree in principle André, which is why is still buy the CDs I really want to own, but I'll take living in a mansion full of all the music I could ever possibly want for a tenner a month, over not having it at all.

    I guess it depends on how much music you want to listen to? If you have most of what you want and don't want to explore, then it's a waste, but for me it actually saves me from buying something blind, playing it once and never playing it again. Streaming has introduced me to countless new artists, expanded my musical horizons and enhanced my enjoyment.

    The thing I'm most uncomfortable about is the low revenue for musicians, which is why is still buy music at gigs. The flip side of that is I've been to many gigs and bought music from artists I would never have known about, had it not been for Spotify.

    Horses for courses as it were

    Edit: (great Avatar by the way André )
    As always, you talk (write) a lot of sense. Before Spotify and now Tidal as well I used to spend £150+ a month on CDs, often blind. Now, music is democratised. If I stream an album 100 times over the course of my life, the artist is likely to get more than if I buy the CD, especially if it is one of the many hundreds I have only played once or twice.

    I too think they should get more per play, but I guess my £35 per month subscriptions only go so far. So definitely agree you should buy physical releases from artists you love, even if you end up never opening them like I have for a massive pile over the past decade or so!
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    Roon brings the world of streaming music to your living room. Its makes hard digtal formats obsolete bringing true music browsing to your fingertips. I use an intel nuc box with a 1T disk that holds all my music as well as providing a gateway to tidal, but what makes this a killer app is all the album and artist info.

    Using roon you can play music through your hifi, tablet, phone or even the tv sound bar. For serious listening the intel nuc drives my Brooklyn Dac which can play all the hires formats. For good recordings sound quality can approach my analogue setup for a fraction of the cost.
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