Resolutions for 2020: fuck youtube, fuck spotify. Buy music from artists directly or from local record stores. Listen to the radio, CDs/LPs from the library


I think CD Baby still exists, too. Even though it's not cheap. 👍

@nethaniah Oh I have been doing all of those for years. Those are resolutions for you

@pagrus I did that for ages. Eventually I got tired of it. I live in a place with no record stores, the projects I'm interest in don't play in the radio and some of them have very hard to find limited material. Physical albums take ages to arrive and I want to listen to most of them now. Also, I moved already to different houses five or six times. When moving, the more things you have, the more you suffer.

Despite all that, if a musician shows me a CD/LP directly I might buy it.

@tiphra Radio stations stream over the internet now! And have humans selecting music who you can agree or disagree with! And who don't extort artists and listeners

KFJC, KALX, KUCI, WFMU, KPOO, etc etc all play weird shit at all hours of the day and night

@tiphra And those are just the stations I listen to regularly. There are hundreds more

@pagrus Sorry, I didn't make my point clear. I was referring to traditional radio stations. I listen to a lot of online radio stations which play the artists I'm insterested in.

@tiphra These are radio stations that broadcast terrestrially but also have internet streams. So “traditional” in that sense.

@tiphra So I'm not sure what you are getting at exactly.

My point is this: Fuck Spotify, Fuck Youtube

@tiphra @pagrus you also don't need to buy physically to buy directly. Many artists have places to buy their music digitally.

@brainblasted @tiphra Absolutely, I was kind of including that in the "buy from artists directly" even though I personally prefer a physical artifact

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