Rarely do I ever buy online. Generally I buy CDs still. generally I can find then just as cheap as online, or cheaper if I buy from a charity shop. More importantly I can then put them onto my computer in any format I like. MP3 is not particulary good quality and although not particulary noticable there are moments when using MP3 are bad like when editing on FCP.
Yes but from a site called 7Digital, they're high quality (Bit rate) than itunes and are stored in an online locker so you can download you music again should you lose/have stolen/blow up you MP3 player.
I don't download music, but I use www.grooveshark.com because you can make a playlist of music and save it to the site itself. No downloading of program or music required. It saves a lot of space on your computer lol.
I hit up Best Buy every Tuesday for the new CD releases. The artists went to the trouble of designing a CD cover and inside artwork - I think it's only fair to support every aspect of a musician's creativity...plus I like to have the actual physical item, rather than just some file on my computer.
I'm a fan of old music (Dance music from the 90's). I'll either cope with a free MP3 version found on the Internet, or will try to get my hands on the CD or 12" version from a second hand music store or seller.
Some of this music is being re-released on special DJ digital stores so whenever I get the chance I buy them, since it's pretty much the only way left to support the artist.
Every once in awhile there is a band or artist that has an iTunes exclusive so I'll get that. But for the most part I still enjoy buying CD's. Why? Because there is no better feeling than opening up that extremely super wrapped plastic and than looking through the booklet that comes with it.
I was using the same appleID but iTunes would not let me download any of the songs I had purchased on my old computer. I think I could have contacted them and complained but it wasn't worth fighting over.
Oddly I can download the iPhone/iPod apps over and over and over on multiple devices with no problem, but songs, it wont let me.
The artists I really like and support, I buy their CD when I see them at a concert. I support local and smaller, less known musicians. I do sometimes download music from other sites like off Youtube, or the youknowwhat sites... . But I also pay for satelite radio which supports artists and stuff. But mostly I buy music from musicians when I see them live! Help them to make a living and tour across the country.