Another reason for not liking music downloading


An American Idol music promotion on iTunes

Despite having an Australian iTunes account and having purchased a few random tracks over the years, I’ve largely refrained from buying digital download music online. For me it’s been a case of value for money: sure online downloads are cheaper [most of the time] than an equivalent CD but I don’t have the freedom to rip the audio at quality levels I want for the devices I want. Perhaps the fact I’m also obsessed with future proofing myself plays a part too.

Going to today though I found one more reason to dislike audio downloads online ;-). If I wanted yawn inducing, generic, mass produced, disposable, forgettable music I’d tune into a terrestrial Top 40 station. Coldplay aside of course.

Do I sound old yet?

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