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0-10 Monies 14 42.42%
11-25 Monies 3 9.09%
26-50 Monies 5 15.15%
51-100 Monies 5 15.15%
100+ Monies 4 12.12%
I only collect free or five finger discount music. 2 6.06%
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Old 03-11-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

I'm curious how much money people spend on music per month. I allow myself a fairly healthy unfixed music budget that rounds out to be as much as 80 USD a month. I am typically buying digital or the occasional CD (rare occasions vinyl if I'm really in love with the record and vinyl is available).

I'm also *mostly* buying from new/current artists and through Bandcamp if I can. Though I do have an 80s/90s electronic music fetish and I end up buying a lot of that music from Amazon.

I will certainly download free offerings on Bandcamp, but will usually donate a fiver for a full album or compilation if no minimum is given or if the minimum is under five.

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Old 03-11-2015, 10:39 PM   #2
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Re: How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

what's the USA exchange rate for "monies" ? Don't you mean dollars or euros?

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:43 PM   #3
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I recently learned that money is a collective noun.

About 200 Swedish is spent every month.

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Old 03-11-2015, 11:58 PM   #4
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Re: How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

Not an awful lot, to be honest. I listen to a lot of stuff on Bandcamp and if I really really like it I will buy it, and I buy the occasional CD album off Amazon or a record label shop etc.

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Old 04-11-2015, 12:57 AM   #5
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I recently learned that money is a collective noun.
And it's also a non-specific noun not referring to any specific currency.
So this thread is ridiculous. He could be referring to rupies or sheckels.

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Not an awful lot, to be honest. I listen to a lot of stuff on Bandcamp and if I really really like it I will buy it, and I buy the occasional CD album off Amazon or a record label shop etc.
I'm right there with ya, mooks, me old china! I don't really spend that much on music at all, what, with listening to other artists on BC, HT and SC..and making my own stuff, there isn't really that much time to go exploring shops, be they offline or on. Tbh, I wish I COULD spend more than I do..but the budget just won't go that far at the mo..

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And it's also a non-specific noun not referring to any specific currency.
So this thread is ridiculous. He could be referring to rupies or sheckels.
Yep..isn't that the point?

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:30 AM   #8
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Re: How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

I thought this was a joke so I did 100+ monies.

I don't really spend any money on music, except when my guitar needs strings or some kind of work done on it. I have a decent setup so I try not to distract myself with buying shit.
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Old 04-11-2015, 01:41 AM   #9
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Re: How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

[QUOTE=Nystagmus;1362827]And it's also a non-specific noun not referring to any specific currency.
So this thread is ridiculous.[QUOTE]

yeah well done mate


I dont spend any money, I dont buy music! I listen to stuff on youtube and on bandcamp. Tbh I find it really hard to listen to music, I dont know when or how to! Most of my music consumption is a youtube video playing on my phone when I'm in the shower if you can believe that. I honestly dont know how most people listen to music tbh and ive written dissertations on it.
when I was in Amsterdam recently I went in loads of record shops and they were all amazing. If I had a shit ton of money I would definitely start buying new records instead of just jazz records and other shit to sample. Poor answer written on phone but same sentiment

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:44 AM   #10
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Re: How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

I've got a serious problem... I can't get enough music that I like.

I have subscriptions to eMusic (for 12 years now), Soundcloud, and Apple Music (wifey really likes it). Beyond that I buy records on iTunes that I like. Just don't have the time to find the gems any more. It's just so much crap to sift through.

I do buy anything from Kompakt and Raster-Noton, sound unheard. I don't understand why Apple does not understand just how important the search by label really is.

I should get rid of all that streaming stuff, but there's the occasional need to have some pop songs played. I just have too broad of a musical interest. Yes, I even like the turn of the Millennium lounge stuff. Thievery Corp in particular. And dark industrial, ambient, experimental Electronica, Thrash Metal, singer songwriter stuff (Wailing Jennies, Jewel), alternative rock ... but the harsher end of Techno is where it's really at for me. I have got a problem...

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Old 04-11-2015, 01:55 AM   #11
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Re: How Much Money Do You Spend On Music a Month?

Sorry guys, I didn't mean it as a joke, honestly. It was somewhat early and I hadn't had coffee yet. I really was curious and really didn't know how to handle the exchange rate thing.So, yea, the "monies" thing was a bit of a piss take.

TBH, if I had a good data plan, I probably wouldn't buy music either, just stream it in the car. But I don't have an aux port or bluetooth solution for in the car, which is where I listen to 99% of my music. So I have to download and burn CDRs (lol so 2000).

I listen to and download a lot of free stuff. Personally I think its good to buy some music if you can.

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Old 04-11-2015, 09:25 AM   #12
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lol.. oops. I should actually read posts rather than just responding to the poll.

But to answer your question, I don't spend any money on music. I either listen to soundcloud, or dead jazz musicians on youtube. That's about it. Really, it seems like since the internet has opened the music distribution playing field up so much, I'm realizing just how much great music there is out there. One of the biggest hurdles to overcome is getting over the super polished million dollar studio sound that we have all been raised on. If you can listen past the production quality, into the actual music, there's a ton of interesting music out there.
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I've got a serious problem... I can't get enough music that I like.

I have subscriptions to eMusic (for 12 years now), Soundcloud, and Apple Music (wifey really likes it). Beyond that I buy records on iTunes that I like. Just don't have the time to find the gems any more. It's just so much crap to sift through.

I do buy anything from Kompakt and Raster-Noton, sound unheard. I don't understand why Apple does not understand just how important the search by label really is.

I should get rid of all that streaming stuff, but there's the occasional need to have some pop songs played. I just have too broad of a musical interest. Yes, I even like the turn of the Millennium lounge stuff. Thievery Corp in particular. And dark industrial, ambient, experimental Electronica, Thrash Metal, singer songwriter stuff (Wailing Jennies, Jewel), alternative rock ... but the harsher end of Techno is where it's really at for me. I have got a problem...
My music subscription service has almost everything. I used to pay $32 plus/month for mp3's, I now pay about $10/month and they rarely let me down in terms of what they have. They even have Comedy and Foreign Language courses. I listen to mainly Aggrotech/Electro-Industrial/EBM but also semi random stuff. The only real downside
is once in a while I come across the lesser known stuff and there are technical difficulties, mainly with downloads to Android Phone.
Support makes you explain to them the troubleshooting steps you took, but if you tried troubleshooting steps already. and are persistent and firm that the issue is on their end, they fix it.
Everything professional I've posted on here is available on that site

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..Everything professional I've posted on here is available on that site
What / which site?

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What / which site?
Rhapsody. But like I said, there are some technical difficulties. But when I download with the PC App and play in WMP I don't think I have had a problem yet.

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Actually me and my wife + cat are having a hard time these days as far as money is concerned - usually zero.

Besides that, since I lost most of my equipment that I bought ten years ago (Oh MS2000 I'll never forget you - One day we'll meet again) - I'm trying my best to save as much as I can...Although that is usually zero as well^^
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well considering I am a broke college student I'd only be able to average my sound cloud subscription haha

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Thanks for responding. I'm just curious is all. So many people I run into online want to make some or all of their income from making music and many of them want to do it from sales rather than performing. Part of my curiosity is simply just whether or not people are willing to pay for music.

For those of you who are not spending money on music because it isn't in the budget. What would you do if the internet didn't exist? Would you find a way to get it in your budget or do without?

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Thanks for responding. I'm just curious is all. So many people I run into online want to make some or all of their income from making music and many of them want to do it from sales rather than performing. Part of my curiosity is simply just whether or not people are willing to pay for music.

For those of you who are not spending money on music because it isn't in the budget. What would you do if the internet didn't exist? Would you find a way to get it in your budget or do without?
I figured until I actually get some Attention I would be unable to spend thousands on gear even if I wanted it. This led to me budgeting and saving to get a few good pieces, and learning how to use those 2 good pieces really well.

I have to be honest I REALLY want a prophet 6 and a tempest or elektron analog, but with both of those being at 2000 or 2000+ I can't afford it. My alternative is maschine and becoming really good at it, and I have 2 synths my prophet 8 and my moog sub 37. I got a microbrute on sale for less than 100 and I love it, but the moog and prophet are sooooooo deep that I can use them until I make big money.

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Most of my money goes in to music... food is also part of my musical life

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