How do you consume music?

  • Physical (CD, Vinyl, Cassette, etc.)
  • Digital (purchased MP3, ripped CDs, etc.)
  • Spotify
  • Apple Music
  • Amazon Music Unlimited
  • Youtube Music
  • Pandora
  • Deezer
  • Tidal
  • Other (comment below)

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For music streaming services:
  • I listen with ads
  • I pay for a subscription
  • both

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Technically we have Amazon Music Prime, which is different than Amazon Music Unlimited. That is only used when my daughter wants to play “What Does the Fox Say” on repeat from the Echo Dot. We also technically have Youtube Music, as I pay for Youtube Premium. It’s pretty rare I use the actual app, unless there’s something specific I’m looking for. I tried Apple Music early on, but I have a pretty curated music library already, and when I asked Siri to play Patrick Williams, it played a more popular artist with the same name on Apple Music rather than from my music library. So that ended quickly.

I prefer curating my own digital library. I enjoy using Plex for this. Plexamp is a pretty great app. For a while I was purchasing 1 album per month (sometimes digital, sometimes physical/used). I stopped doing that during the pandemic as my income was affected enough where I had to make some budget cuts. That may come back soon, though.