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I mainly get music by other means so that I may get it in FLAC. I don't even have an amazing setup, but I can hear the difference.

I used to love listening to full albums when I loved the artist, but that hasn't been for a few years with Evans Blue's first album, memorizing every song. People don't really take that kind of time to listen to good music at once, though; our 'fast, easy, cheap' mindset doesn't let us.

I don't really blame music, I blame people.

side note: Does anyone know of a car audio system that plays FLAC? either OEM or aftermarket?
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I mainly get music by other means so that I may get it in FLAC. I don't even have an amazing setup, but I can hear the difference.

I used to love listening to full albums when I loved the artist, but that hasn't been for a few years with Evans Blue's first album, memorizing every song. People don't really take that kind of time to listen to good music at once, though; our 'fast, easy, cheap' mindset doesn't let us.

I don't really blame music, I blame people.

side note: Does anyone know of a car audio system that plays FLAC? either OEM or aftermarket?
I believe that Kenwood, Clarion and Alpine all play FLAC. But it's generally their higher dollar systems that do. Forget it if you're looking for cheap FLAC systems. There might be some more though. It's been quite some time since I purchased a Stereo from Crutchfield so I couldn't be of more assistance. Sorry.

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I love how people think that exploiting things for business is some sort of new trend.
that is killing /b/!
Using your own wits and skills to make money will always be harder than hiring someone to do it for you.
    
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The recording industry did it to itself by producing trash for the last 10-15 years. It's been nothing but disposable pop music for a very long time. It's no wonder album sales suffer. Why spend $15 or so on a CD full of crap when you can easily buy the one song you want for $0.99? Common sense, music industry. Common sense.

Get some good musicians that can sing without autotuners and play real instruments and you might yet survive.
 
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Try listening to better music instead of bashing generic pop artists and major labels for doing the same thing they've always done
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You know its not really the quality of the pop that killed the record industry (crappy though it is) - its simply the wide variety of music that has suddenly burgeoned in the last 10-15 years.

Before the internet (and sophisticated, cheap computers) it was very difficult for small bands to be distributed and heard. Now, however, this ability to be independently distributed has allowed much more experimentation and genre-defying to take place. People have subsequently realized that their tastes can't be satisfied with the mainstream (for the most part) and have chosen, instead, to support some of the alternatives.

The internet killed the record industry.
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Funny thing is that if you look at what you're buying from the single sales, you don't get the cover, you don't get the media that you can hold in your grubby paws(disc, cassette, vinyl or their cases) if you lose it, in many instances you have to purchase it again. You're actually paying more than if you bought the album even at full price.

But that's how things like this usually go. You pay for convenience.

Personally I'd rather buy the hard copy. In fact like my Games, I generally wait to make my purchase when there is a reasonable sale at my local Department Store. I do have some single songs in my digital Library so I'm not being judgmental about this issue. I just like having access to my media to play on whatever player I have around me. You should see how many CDs' I have. My brother is a music hound that guy makes me look tame in comparison. His dresser is stacked with cases 30 high front to back, he can't put anything on the top shelf of his closets cause those have cases as well. He's a freakin Lunatic. If he had the wall space it would have his library, and not his book collection. He's really into SciFi and History.

Well anyway, it's sad that it's gotten this way but the Record Industry only has themselves to blame. Soon, people will be collecting Discs the way Album Hounds collect vinyl.

My brother is just ahead of his time I guess.

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Anyone else get freaked out when the authors of the report suggested that there be bans/limitations on blank media and recording equipment? ***? I got a HDD full of info I'd like to back up I'm going to need something to put it on.
     
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nvm
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Anyone else get freaked out when the authors of the report suggested that there be bans/limitations on blank media and recording equipment? ***? I got a HDD full of info I'd like to back up I'm going to need something to put it on.
Nope. But I don't get freaked out about fools calling for book burning either. I think that you have to roll with the punches when they're thrown.

Why would you want to save everything to blanks when the shelfspan of those are seriously low compared to another HDD or SSD? I've copied every one of my songs to my RAID as well as a 320 Gb HDD that I leave disconnected by default. If I need to access it I plug in the SATA power and go. It's a cheap solution to not having a home Server.

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