Entertainment & Music Who still owns any Music CD?

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  1. Pumpkin

    Pumpkin Well-Known Member

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    After a few months of busy working and renovating, we just reorganized our Media Room. Fired up the Yamaha Amp, speakers and Boombox, CD/DVD player, put aside Foxtel, Netflix and all, then took out our prized possessions: years of collections !

    Music of yesteryears filled the room: Queen, Scorpion, Peter Paul and Mary, Piano and so many more..... Sweet sweet music does soothe your soul! Some makes me happy and tender whilst some made me weep!

    That brings me to this question: who still buys CDs these days? If you don’t, do you still hang on to your old CDs? I don’t see the young generation buying much....
     
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  2. The Y-man

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    PP&M - wow, I don't have them on CD (Vinyl yes)


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    I have hung onto my CDs, but took them out of the hard cases and put them into storage folders so they take up less room. Rarely listen to them though ... may be time to ditch them!
     
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    Last CD was Ed Sheeran's latest at Christmas.

    Got around 100 CDs and just set up my turntable a couple of months ago to play some of my 70 - 80 vinyl records.
     
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    The CD I have contains 45 songs! Bounght when I was young stupid and poor.
    Just saw you can buy the Remasterd Version on eBay for $22.

    Vinyl we have some but no turntable....
     
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    Happy for you to ditch them my way :)
     
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    I can claim to have the Golden Voice of Demis Roussos on CD.....

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    Spotify.... never believed in music streaming... then i tried it. Awesome.
     
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    I have a CD collection but never listen to them. I have most electronically. I think the last CD I listened to was Chill Out. Still love it
     
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    CDs, DVDs, vinyl, VHS. I have lots of all of them but play none of them.

    They weren't good investments.
     
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    I buy ALL of my content on physical media.

    As someone who works in the IT space that may seem weird but I've just seen too many content service providers go t1tsup for me to consider spending good money on non tangible items.

    One of my friends just moved from Aust to NZ only to discover that half of her media content she paid for on Playstation network.....is no longer accessible. Yeh uhm....pass.

    Yes its a bit of a pain for bluray/dvd but for my cd's I immediately rip them to my media server and then they can be accessed from any of our pc's/media devices/mobile phones etc.

    Have no idea how many cd's/blurays/dvds I own but enough to fill up a 6x10 wall and think they are the best investments I've ever made.
     
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  12. Simon Hampel

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    I stopped buying CDs over 10 years ago when we ran out of space to store them. I do digital download only - and make sure I have a very good backup system (multiple copies across multiple locations).

    I have recently subscribed to Spotify, which I find frustrating because it doesn't have even close to everything - so it's definitely not a replacement for my digital media collection.

    However, Spotify is really useful for discovering new music and artists, and is certainly more convenient compared to trying to find enough storage on various devices.
     
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    Still have Eagles greatest hits practically on perpetual loop in the car...among about a dozen other favourite cd's.
    One day I'll get an upgraded car with recognition capability to play songs from the phone, or maybe just upgrade the stereo in existing one.
     
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    You could buy a Bluetooth speaker for your car.

    I had to do that for a long drive recently in a car where the sound system wasn't working. I would have gone mad without the Bluetooth speaker.
     
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    I have Spotify for day to day, all my fave albums I have in MP3 on a memory card in my car and on my server at home.

    All my CD's were put out for council cleanup and a young girl stopped and thought all her xmas's came at once and took them (There were about 5,000 CD's, many rares and collectibles on account of me working in the music industry for 12 years :)).

    I might also add, prior to that council cleanup, the one before saw me dump a bunch of XBox's and about 250 games for it (on account of me running an XBox website and reviewing games).

    Prior to THAT one, I put out around 2,000 DVD's, this was on account of me wasting loads and loads of money on collecting something that I ultimately rarely used :).

    In all 3 instances it's been someone fairly young who has seen it and scored what they think is the mother load and I am glad they have gone to someone who will enjoy them :).

    Now I just collect 1's and 0's :)
     
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    Shoulda bought Betamax. That's where the money is :p
     
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    All CDs are tossed out. Now on my iPhone. I hate clutter
     
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    We have favourite CDs in the car and at home. I'm too old for this digital stuff. :p
     
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    I have hundreds and hundreds of CDs loosely categorised into decades. They're in the studio and often get played.
    All my 70s and 80s albums are upstairs in the Airbnb and also get played - by guests when it's rented, and by us on the odd occasion we get to use the space.
    The albums are like old friends.
     
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    CDs aren't clutter. They don't take up that much space really.

    Books on the other hand...
     
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