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But doesn’t that discount the Easter Bunny/Tooth Fairy/Santa Claus effect? While we may have a general idea what’s going go be released, can anything replace buying the official (signed-sealed-delivered-I’m yours!) product?
Well, I’m starting to lean towards yes. I haven’t bought a CD in YEARS. I was buying all digital. Now I’m starting to get into the Spotify model, where I pay 10 bucks a month to listen to anything and can take a specific amount of it offline. If there’s something I’ve GOT to OWN, I buy it on iTunes. The ONLY reason to pirate a major label or notable indie label album right now, I would argue, is to hear it sooner. Remove that from the equation, and I’d be interested in the results.
Obviously, there are ALWAYS going to be people who think they deserve shit for free, that art is worthless. And there are always going to be people who want to put a CD in a tray (I guess!?).