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Can someone answer me this?
Can someone answer me this?
07/24/09 at 12:18 AM by lauren1234
So I just read someone's opinion on buying music and it got me thinking. Ok, so yes a lot of people will download music for free and not think twice about it. But, when a new movie comes out to theaters people jump at the chance to see said movie. The cost of seeing a movie at a movie theatre these days is anywhere from $7-10. So why not skip out on seeing that movie right away and instead, buy a cd from a band that you downloaded their stuff for free. No one ever thinks twice about dropping cash to go see a movie when it costs around the same as buying a cd does. Yet most no longer want to pay to buy the music they listen to. Going to see a movie only lasts for however long the movie is but spending the same amount on an album will last you however long you want it to. I'm not saying...[read more]
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03:30 AM on 07/24/09
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i guess going to see a movie can be compared to going to a concert. people will also pay for a concert. why? first of all because both going to the cinema and a concert is a social activity, something you do with friends. so if your friends pay to see a movie and you want to go with them, you'll have to pay as well.

the second issue is i think that it's easier/ more comfortable to download an album compared to downloading a movie. downloading a movie takes much longer and many people won't go through the trouble of doing that. however, i do know a lot of people who download movies and hardly go to the cinema or buy dvds. when they do go to the cinema - as said above - it's just part of a social activity.

i totally agree with you that buying an album is just so much more worth paying to see a movie. a good album will bring you enjoyment for several days, weeks or months and you'll most likely listen to it once in a while for years. a good movie on the other hand will last you 2 hours, and then, if you decide to spend the extra cash and get the dvd, you'll perhaps watch it just a few times, if it's really good.
07:28 AM on 07/24/09
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Never really thought of it that way. You made a very argument. Plus when movies come out on DVD, just rent it by going to red box where you can rent it for a buck a dayor go to some movie rental place. it's a lot cheaper and with the money you can buy more music.
12:26 AM on 11/21/10
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I would venture to say that most people download music simply because it's convenient and most people would rather download and listen to an album for free. Not to mention they are able to do so without having to leave their computer.

I get a kick out of going to my local record store and browsing through their CD and vinyl. I usually make it a point to go every Tuesday and just check out what new shit has come out. It's like a hobby for me. But I can completely understand that most people would rather just sit at home and do the same thing on their computers.

As for spending the same amount of money on a movie instead of buying an album, I can't say other peoples' reasoning behind it. I would go to a movie if it were something I was really interested in, but I do agree that movie theathers are really overpriced... especially the food. It's like $8 for popcorn now.
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