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Many years ago, music streaming services surpassed physical media and digital downloads in terms of revenue and popularity, and it is easy to understand why this is the case.
Popular subscription services are priced as low as $5 to $10 per month, giving you instant access to tens of millions of tracks from many artists. Many services also provide good recommendation engines and the ability to download tracks for offline listening.
Nevertheless, there is still something to be said about buying music. Whether you are buying digital downloads, LPs, CDs, or other physical media, there are several reasons to choose this route. Therefore, please let us know if you are still buying music by voting below.
One of the biggest reasons to take the buying route is that you own the relevant music. Therefore, if you choose to terminate your streaming subscription, you can still access your favorite tracks. Due to licensing-related reasons, streaming services occasionally lose access to certain music—if you have related digital downloads or CDs, you don’t need to worry about this.
If your device does not support your chosen music streaming platform, digital music downloading is also very convenient. For example, Wear OS 2.0 smart watches cannot access YouTube Music, and until recently they were able to access the full-featured Spotify client.
Tell us by voting above whether you are still buying music. If you have more to say, you can also share the comments in the section below.