Why I Download Music Illegally & Why I Buy CD’s

I download MP3’s online so that I have access to music until I am able to purchase it on CD. Currently I live in the middle of no where and I don’t have the ability to go shopping each week. Thus I download music and then buy albums I enjoy on CD.

I also download songs so that I can discover artists and listen to tracks that are not readily available on CD, such as live bootlegs and b-sides.

I do not support downloading and never buying an album. I believe this is wrong unless the person doing so has a financial trouble which keeps them from purchasing music.

The primary reason I buy CD’s is to support the artists that do the amazing work of creating music. While so much often goes to corporations, the artists still need to be paid for their work, and certainly deserve far more than they get.

I purchase CD’s because it is important for me to have hard copies of the music I listen to so that I can be sure not to ever lose a single song (for computer crashes do happen).

The artwork is also valuable to me, because it adds another layer to the experience. Many artists put a lot of time into the packaging of their works, and that should not be ignored.

2 comments on “Why I Download Music Illegally & Why I Buy CD’s

  1. Totally agree. Music is a cultural good of humanity, so it shouldn't has any price. However, the artists, they need to live and this is a bussiness for them, so purchasing the CD is the only to support them so they can keep on doing more music. On the other hand, the art of the CD is always important, and it's another reason to purchase it.

  2. i don't understand where these websites are and how people even find them…. how is it even possible?.. i'm doing a report for school on them.. any help you can give me would be great…

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