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Thread started 10/15/18 8:19am

TKO

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Do you stream Prince's music?

Or you only listen to your cassettes, vinyls and cd's? lol

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Reply #1 posted 10/15/18 8:22am

Nightcrawler

I stream his albums most of the time. It´s just very convenient (I listen through a Sonos-Home System) and most of the stuff is streamable anyway now (fortunately).

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Reply #2 posted 10/15/18 8:27am

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Neither. I ripped all my CD's long ago. I maintain a huge digital collection. It's the perfect solution for me: it all fits in a small hard drive but it's my collection and I don't need the internet to access it.

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Reply #3 posted 10/15/18 8:36am

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Why would I pay to listen to something I already own?

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Reply #4 posted 10/15/18 8:43am

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I don't get streaming at all. I don't like being at the mercy of the streaming company. Once they take something down I can't hear it anymore. I need to own the music I listen to, be it vinyl, CD or digital. When all the streaming people are complaing about what they took down, I go into my Prince folder on my harddrive and listen to whatever I want.

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Reply #5 posted 10/15/18 8:55am

chaocracy

I buy the CD or the high quality file from Bandcamp and then I use the streaming service to listen. To me this maximizes the support of the artist, most artists are made or broken these days by how many streams they have so the streams are important!

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Reply #6 posted 10/15/18 9:03am

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n/m


[Edited 10/15/18 9:05am]

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Reply #7 posted 10/15/18 9:33am

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Both
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Reply #8 posted 10/15/18 9:41am

sexton

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TKO said:

Or you only listen to your cassettes, vinyls and cd's? lol


As others have already noted, streaming or physical media are not the only ways to listen to music.

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Reply #9 posted 10/15/18 10:12am

maceoparker007

In order of magnitude Prince is the most prolific artist in modern day history. For fans with large private collections listening to it all the old fashioned way becomes very difficult.

Personally I have not signed up to any streaming services as they don’t come close to the collection I currently have. Instead I have digitised and created my own private streaming service.

Being able to stream stuff no matter where you are is very liberating. I can instantly search for any song or album, and filter by year/decade, create my own custom playlists and group CD’s based on tours and Prince eras, something you cannot achieve with physical copies.

But the real killer is I can access ALL of it on my iphone or computer no matter where I am. You can even download music for offline listening if you have limited connection or data plan.

Like it or not streaming has significant benefits…and being able to view and browse everything all in one place and stepping back you get a sense of awe and truely comprehend the extent of Prince’s work over his lifetime…it’s simply mindblowing!
[Edited 10/16/18 1:51am]
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Reply #10 posted 10/15/18 10:19am

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Yes, as well as the physical stuff. I don't live in the stone age and streaming is how a lot of new music is intended to be listened to, I do like new music as well as P. If the internet breaks down i'm covered.

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Reply #11 posted 10/15/18 10:50am

onlyforaminute

I do whatever's convenient for me at the time. I have streaming services and hardcopies.

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Reply #12 posted 10/15/18 11:55am

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Genesia said:

Why would I pay to listen to something I already own?


It depends where I am or what I have in front of me. I'll use Spotify in a pinch. It's also nice if I wanna flip artists or whatever. If I really want to skip commercials, I'll use iTunes.

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Reply #13 posted 10/15/18 11:59am

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Yes. I work in an office, FFS. lol
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Reply #14 posted 10/15/18 12:09pm

Genesia

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TrivialPursuit said:

Genesia said:

Why would I pay to listen to something I already own?


It depends where I am or what I have in front of me. I'll use Spotify in a pinch. It's also nice if I wanna flip artists or whatever. If I really want to skip commercials, I'll use iTunes.


Here's the thing for me: I do not have an unlimited data plan, so I rarely stream anything. If I'm not on WiFi, streaming is just a non-starter.

I have a ton of Prince on my iPhone, so if I want to listen to him in the car (for example), I will just listen to something I own. My car actually has a very simple Pandora interface. But again - not streaming in the car. shrug

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Reply #15 posted 10/15/18 12:16pm

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Genesia said:

TrivialPursuit said:


It depends where I am or what I have in front of me. I'll use Spotify in a pinch. It's also nice if I wanna flip artists or whatever. If I really want to skip commercials, I'll use iTunes.


Here's the thing for me: I do not have an unlimited data plan, so I rarely stream anything. If I'm not on WiFi, streaming is just a non-starter.

I have a ton of Prince on my iPhone, so if I want to listen to him in the car (for example), I will just listen to something I own. My car actually has a very simple Pandora interface. But again - not streaming in the car. shrug


Why don't more people do this? It's better than streaming.

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Reply #16 posted 10/15/18 12:32pm

Genesia

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sexton said:

Genesia said:


Here's the thing for me: I do not have an unlimited data plan, so I rarely stream anything. If I'm not on WiFi, streaming is just a non-starter.

I have a ton of Prince on my iPhone, so if I want to listen to him in the car (for example), I will just listen to something I own. My car actually has a very simple Pandora interface. But again - not streaming in the car. shrug


Why don't more people do this? It's better than streaming.


Especially if (as I do), you already own everything. I can have my own 24/7 Prince station any time I want.

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Reply #17 posted 10/15/18 1:23pm

IstenSzek

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both. but i already had a spotify premium account when there was no prince on there.

so now that almost all of his albums are on it, it's just easy.


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Reply #18 posted 10/15/18 4:28pm

TrivialPursuit

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Genesia said:

Here's the thing for me: I do not have an unlimited data plan, so I rarely stream anything. If I'm not on WiFi, streaming is just a non-starter.

I have a ton of Prince on my iPhone, so if I want to listen to him in the car (for example), I will just listen to something I own. My car actually has a very simple Pandora interface. But again - not streaming in the car. shrug


I don't do much off Wifi either. I pay only for what I use, and if I don't use it, I have a smaller bill.

I do keep a few things on my phone (I have 64GB) but I don't have any device on which I could sync all 19K+ songs.

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Reply #19 posted 10/15/18 5:14pm

TKO

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I own everything on cd, vinyl or digital for collecting purposes.

Anyways. I also stream his music because it's easy and you can make playlists.

It looks like some people here are clueless about streaming services. If you use Spotify Premium you CAN download everythinh you want and listen off line. You don't need connection.
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Reply #20 posted 10/15/18 5:29pm

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Genesia said:

Why would I pay to listen to something I already own?


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Reply #21 posted 10/15/18 6:24pm

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Lately I've been picking one or two CDs for the car to really savor. When you have everything at your fingertips, sometimes you lose the magic. Hearing "Joy In Repetition" followed by "Jughead" is just... oh lawd.

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Reply #22 posted 10/15/18 6:32pm

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I stream when I'm either at school or lazy tbh, but I'll listen to the vinyls and CDs otherwise. The speaker quality is a lot better on physical audio devices than on my laptop, and I'm a real sucker for physical copies of albums. I only get to listen to the vinyls at certain times because the record player is in the living room, and my family makes so much noise lol, but the CDs i'll usually listen to in my room where I can have them at a loud-ish volume yet not loud enough to bother the other people in the house too much.

There are some songs I have to stream (because let's face it I'm broke and the stores here don't carry much that isn't local) but if I can listen to a song through a physical copy of a CD or especially vinyl, i prefer to listen that way.

~everything is a prince reference~
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Reply #23 posted 10/15/18 7:08pm

RJP1205

CD's in the car, streaming at home.
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Reply #24 posted 10/15/18 7:49pm

onlyforaminute

I use streaming for more than Prince music though. I've discovered artist I like that I've never even heard of using streaming. There's no way I own that many hardcopies of the stuff I listen to on streaming. Especially things out of print. It has it's uses. And I still prefer having my favorites in my own hands too.

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Reply #25 posted 10/15/18 9:43pm

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TKO said:

If you use Spotify Premium you CAN download everythinh you want and listen off line. You don't need connection.


I already do this without paying for Spotify Premium.

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Reply #26 posted 10/15/18 10:21pm

theartistirl

I Own everything officially released so I'll listen either through my CD player or turntable and amp. When in the car, working or just out and about I'll listen on my iPod. I've converted it to take 2 x 500gb sad cards so I have all my music collection in lossless and available on the fly. The live bootlegs are on my iPod. I sometimes stream the NPG music club albums as my official downloads from the day are not in great quality.

I really don't like the streaming model. Occasionally I will stream to get a preview of an album that I haven't bought yet. I think I've ended up buying any album I've streamed "Lianne le havas, parliament, Glenn Hansard". It can be good for listening to an artists catalogue before going to a concert so you get more familiar with their music.

Call me old Skool, but I think streaming is not the same commitment to your favourite artists and the streaming companies are a bit of a scam. Technologically they are great, but you are reliant on your phone with a good data plan. I still love looking through a record shop and not knowing what I'll come out with.
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Reply #27 posted 10/16/18 5:13am

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theartistirl said:

I Own everything officially released so I'll listen either through my CD player or turntable and amp. When in the car, working or just out and about I'll listen on my iPod. I've converted it to take 2 x 500gb sad cards so I have all my music collection in lossless and available on the fly. The live bootlegs are on my iPod. I sometimes stream the NPG music club albums as my official downloads from the day are not in great quality. I really don't like the streaming model. Occasionally I will stream to get a preview of an album that I haven't bought yet. I think I've ended up buying any album I've streamed "Lianne le havas, parliament, Glenn Hansard". It can be good for listening to an artists catalogue before going to a concert so you get more familiar with their music. Call me old Skool, but I think streaming is not the same commitment to your favourite artists and the streaming companies are a bit of a scam. Technologically they are great, but you are reliant on your phone with a good data plan. I still love looking through a record shop and not knowing what I'll come out with.



i don't know if they are still on there since things seem to have changed a lot recently,
but Tidal used to sell the npgmc albums in lossless quality back when prince was still
working with them. those lossless files that prince's people gave to Tidal were so much
better in quality compared to the compressed ones they used to upload to the npgmc.
it makes a huge difference in listening pleasure. the ones on spotify sound good but if
you want the best quality you should buy the Tidal ones.

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Reply #28 posted 10/16/18 5:57am

PurpleCreme

I listen to vinyl rips of his ‘80s stuff because the digital masters sound awful, stream the rest.
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Reply #29 posted 10/16/18 6:00am

DarkKnight1

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Of course.

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