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    Default Where can you buy music from now?

    Alternatively, this thread could be titled "why do people have to wreck things", or "old man yells at cloud".

    The majority of my new music intake is through CDs that I either buy through Amazon or at the mall. In the last year or so, I started buying music on Google Play. I still prefer a physical copy because I generally like full albums, but I'll buy digital if it's just for one song or if a CD isn't available. Now Google Play is finished at the end of the month.

    So where do I buy music? I'm not interested in streaming services, apps or monthly subscriptions. I want to pay for the song/album, download it, and then I own it. With Google Play going away, does that type of thing exist anywhere?
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    Because of platforms changing. My family has decided not to attempt to purchase digital copies of music. We've been burned before.

    Streaming is very good, and if you want you can (with some platforms) download and listen off your device just like an "owned" copy.
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    No apps I said, first thing you have to do is install an app. The problem with an app is that somewhere some nerd will decide he can do it better, everything moves over to that and then you're fucked. Also I feel like having m4a files instead of mp3 will almost certainly fuck me somewhere along the way.

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    Because of platforms changing. My family has decided not to attempt to purchase digital copies of music. We've been burned before.

    Streaming is very good, and if you want you can (with some platforms) download and listen off your device just like an "owned" copy.
    I'd like to know more about streaming services that don't require a monthly subscription and can be saved as mp3s. Streaming isn't an option with my mp3 player, so I'd have to be able to save the files on my computer in a format that my mp3 player will understand, and then transfer them over.

    I understand I'm swimming upstream here.
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    Jesus dude it's 2020 lol

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    Haha no doubt. iTunes been around 20 years. Buy songs, save, and you won’t use an app anymore. Unless your “mp3” player is a decade old it’ll play aac files fine. If not you can convert it with iTunes.
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    Haha no doubt. iTunes been around 20 years. Buy songs, save, and you won’t use an app anymore. Unless your “mp3” player is a decade old it’ll play aac files fine. If not you can convert it with iTunes.
    So do you know an equivalent to Google Play like I asked for or not?

    I understand going after the boss is kind of a bold move, but holy shit I hate not-an-answer answers.
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    So do you know an equivalent to Google Play like I asked for or not?

    I understand going after the boss is kind of a bold move, but holy shit I hate not-an-answer answers.
    I didn’t give you an answer. Someone else did with iTunes. I was merely suggesting that your concerns aren’t concerns. You’ve set an impossible criteria for an answer.

    Fact is google Play and apple iTunes are the only 2 big players available with extensive selections. Unfortunately you need an app to purchase through iTunes. If you are in the states you can buy thru amazon.com website, but their selection isn’t as good and requires a US credit card. amazon.ca doesn’t sell digital.
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    Google play music is being discontinued by the end of the year. It was accessible by Chrome browser nicely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage2 View Post
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    I was merely suggesting that your concerns aren’t concerns.
    I appreciate that they aren't concerns for most people. That's how we ended up with streaming services being more common. But I don't want to do it that way if I don't have to, and I don't know if I have to or not if I don't ask. This isn't a "what car should I buy" thread where everybody suggests a Trackhawk, this is serious business. I'm spending upwards of $20 a year here.

    Edit: I'm a rigid old fuck and intolerant to any kind of change. If the battery wasn't almost completely shot I'd still be using my Microsoft Zune, and the bitterness from that is bleeding over into this.

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    Google play music is being discontinued by the end of the year. It was accessible by Chrome browser nicely.
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    Funny timing on this as i just got some cd's today that I ordered off of Amazon today. Here I thought I was the only one still has this way of thinking..lol

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    Owning physical media is one thing. "owning" legal copies of purely digital files is a hassle.
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    I hate that Google Play is ending. I don't want YouTube Music.

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    YouTube music is less good for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JRSC00LUDE View Post
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    I hate that Google Play is ending. I don't want YouTube Music.

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    No apps I said, first thing you have to do is install an app. The problem with an app is that somewhere some nerd will decide he can do it better, everything moves over to that and then you're fucked. Also I feel like having m4a files instead of mp3 will almost certainly fuck me somewhere along the way.
    No. Put the program on your computer. Download whatever you want to buy, full album or single. Boom, you own a copy. If itunes disappears for whatever reason, who cares, you still have an mp3 copy of everything. Right click, drag down, select the whole library, copy, open new folder on desktop, paste. Now you can manage or move your library however you see fit.

    I'm not really sure what your issue is here? itunes does what you want better than Google Play ever did in the first place. If you enjoy making things harder than they have to be, you can go to youtube, copy the url of a song you want, paste it into a free online MP3 converter, then move the MP3 file to whatever folder you like just like you could have done with itunes, except with an extra step involved.

    It sounds like the main issue here is not that you can't find something to do what you want, it's that you're not quite familiar with what itunes is or how it works.

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