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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2014, 10:20:06 AM »
Not as much as I would like to...sometimes 6 months or more between purchases.

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 11:39:32 AM »
hard to say money wise but I buy 5 cd's a month so say $60 +- though not consistently,  I might go months without a purchase...it varies a lot
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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2014, 04:05:54 AM »
Years ago, I'd spend way too much cash on CDs and DVDs on a regular basis. As a result, my collection was filled with mostly mediocre content that I only listened or watched once before placing on a shelf, forgotten. Now, my CD/Blu-ray purchases (and downloads, both free and paid) are very selective. I won't buy something on a whim, and my collection is much better for it.

As to how much I spend? I'll probably purchase one or two physical discs every few months, and purchase downloads (almost exclusively Bandcamp) a few times a month. I'm especially selective when it comes to free downloads since there's so much out there. The music needs to impact me on the first listen, otherwise it goes in the trash.
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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2014, 03:57:37 PM »
I buy an average of one CD a week and will sometimes buy a digital release on the side. That probably adds up to 100 USD a month.

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2014, 03:31:06 AM »
Probably about 30 ($50 US) per month on CDs. However if important stuff, from TD or Carpe Sonum or ...txt for instance, is released than that budget goes out the window. Downloads tend to be as and when required  ;) on top of that, from itunes, bandcamp and amazon in the main.

I am also much more selective when purchasing physical media now. Have to be as storage and display  :) can be a problem in the family home. Must try to buy less, especially vinyl, and also move more to downloads.

Ambient music will be my main priority from now on in respect of CDs, with only Yes and TD being important otherwise probably.

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2014, 02:50:03 PM »
I generally spend all my spare cash on gear to make music on :-)

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2014, 08:59:47 PM »
Be honest now....  ;)

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2014, 10:55:08 AM »
Lately it's been $100-$150 per month, which is crazy!  Been going hogwild with used rock CDs at Amoeba and the sold out txt label stuff.  Oh yeah, also spent $40 on Blue Mosque 2-CD by muslimgauze.

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2014, 06:17:21 PM »
Not as much as I spend on craft BEER!!  :)

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2014, 05:33:51 AM »
I spend more money on merchandise then actual music, I wish more artists had more clothes to sell. 

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2014, 10:47:26 AM »
I spend more money on merchandise then actual music, I wish more artists had more clothes to sell.

Yes I like to get some merchandise too, cue Mike for Hypnos t-shirts? :)
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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2014, 02:27:56 PM »
I spend more money on merchandise then actual music, I wish more artists had more clothes to sell.

Yes I like to get some merchandise too, cue Mike for Hypnos t-shirts? :)

yes, I do not know why not more artists do it.  Would love some ambient shirts too...with nice print.
My favorite is when the print does cover the whole front and backside of the shirts...especially if it is nice quality..there is a huge difference in print quality.. the best quality I have seen was the Neurosis - The sun that never set  hood.. very special quality on the print...

If steve roach relased shirts for every album I would probably be more likely to buy the shirt then the actual cd. A full size shirt print of the Robert Rich Somnium cover would be very nice..

a lot of steve roach covers are really nice..would love to have them as shirt..

I know these days there are many good service to print your own shirts too for a quite reasonble price you just send them the picture and design your shirt yourself..the problem is there is so many I have never found out which is best...  and have best quality I know the difference is big...if any one have done the reserach let me know.. if the qualit is good and the print will look good even after 5 years I will invest a lot of money to print my own shirts for sure..and design them myself

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2014, 03:03:52 PM »
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If steve roach relased shirts for every album I would probably be more likely to buy the shirt then the actual cd.

...because the music are on torrent places for free anyway?

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Re: How much do you spend per month on ambient/electronic music?
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2014, 04:48:03 PM »
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If steve roach relased shirts for every album I would probably be more likely to buy the shirt then the actual cd.

...because the music are on torrent places for free anyway?

or free on spotify ?