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The final nail in the coffin...

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2015/dec/23/beatles-back-catalogue-music-streaming-spotify-apple-music

From Christmas Eve the full Beatles catalogue will become available on nine separate music streaming sites, including Spotify, Google Play and Amazon Prime. It will even be on Apple Music, eight years after the end of a long and brutal legal battle between the technology company and the Beatles Apple record label over the use of the Apple logo in the music business. In June this year, Australian rock behemoth AC/DC finally abandoned their no-streaming stance.

So aside from bootlegs and the odd exception (Taylor Swift),  you can pretty much listen to everything online within seconds.  Truly the global jukebox is in your hands.

Yet somehow vinyl survives!



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It is very easy with all this downloading but I miss going to a shop to by a new record/cd.I still prefer having something physical compared to a download.I remember the days of waiting for a record shop to open to buy a new Boomtown Rats single on vinyl.It has become to easy and not as exiting with all this downloading.My town only has 1 shop left where I can buy new cds.

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I'm with you Derek. Although I tend to buy the cd and put it on to my iPod. My CDs are like a library, backup storage.

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Derek The Dane wrote:

It is very easy with all this downloading but I miss going to a shop to by a new record/cd.I still prefer having something physical compared to a download.I remember the days of waiting for a record shop to open to buy a new Boomtown Rats single on vinyl.It has become to easy and not as exciting with all this downloading.My town only has 1 shop left where I can buy new cds.


I do buy new vinyl, which is always accompanied by a free MP3/WAV download, well except the Noel Gallagher and David Bowie LPs which had a CD included.

There are three charity shops in our high street which sell old records and CDs and every now and again I do buy a CD, but the only point is to rip it.   In the middle of S (Paul Simon, in case anyone is interested)  for my CD ripping at the moment, so only T-Z to go and then I will give a load of the CDs to Oxfam, and just keep a few of them.  I can upload the whole lot to Google Play, so I keep all the rare tracks not on Spotify, Deezer and Apple Music.

To be honest, I prefer MP3 to CD, just so much easier to find what I want and saves a lot of clutter.



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