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  • #1818014

    rightwriter
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    Lots of nice songs out there but not enough to buy a whole album. What are you supposed to do if youd like to make a CD with various songs? I mean spending 10-15 bucks on every cd just for 1 or 2 songs doesn’t make any sense. Any ideas?

    #1818048

    What’s a CD? 🙂

    (It sounds like you want to make a compilation CD, aka a mixtape. Correct if wrong.)
    Single tracks are often purchasable in mp3 form.

    #1818182

    rightwriter
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    Yes a mixtape so to speak for the car. I’m aware of advanced technology but i still like using a CD for driving which I can control from the car buttons easily and not have to be distracted looking at the phone to change a song. Also CDs are disposable and I dont care if I forget it somewhere. Buying a song for $1 is still not so practical and not all albums offer that option.

    I don’t understand why they don’t just put the album on YouTube they will be making more money having their songs up there rather than selling overpriced CDs. All the non Jewish music is on YouTube ready to be downloaded so if it works for them why not for the Jewish songs? Yidden would be able to listen to Jewish music much more.

    #1819067

    rightwriter
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    Maybe I should change the title,is that possible?

    #1819282

    I don’t understand why they don’t just put the album on YouTube they will be making more money having their songs up there rather than selling overpriced CDs. All the non Jewish music is on YouTube ready to be downloaded so if it works for them why not for the Jewish songs?

    YouTube is not a music sales platform, and I don’t think it offers downloads
    of anything. You can make some amount of money on YouTube by allowing
    YouTube to play ads on your content, but from what I hear, it’s not a lot
    unless your view counts are very high. I don’t know if YouTube even has a
    royalties system the way Spotify does (meaning artists are compensated
    each time their music is played), and I’ve heard Spotify isn’t too profitable
    for artists either.

    Can your car play music off a USB drive? That’s another option.

    #1819293

    catch yourself
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    Spotify and Apple Music are both 15 dollars a month, so look at it like accessing all the music for the cost of 12 albums a year (although you don’t always get access to the newest albums right away).
    You can create your own playlists (Spotify also allows you to access others’ playlists that aren’t private), which you can then navigate just as easily as a CD using your car’s controls.

    #1819332

    rightwriter
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    ” Spotify and Apple Music are both 15 dollars a month, so look at it like accessing all the music for the cost of 12 albums a year (although you don’t always get access to the newest albums right away).
    You can create your own playlists (Spotify also allows you to access others’ playlists that aren’t private), which you can then navigate just as easily as a CD using your car’s controls.”

    Again aside for the expense, now you have to be dependent on having a newer high tech car and also an internet connection.

    #1819328

    rightwriter
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    YouTube revenue is mostly ad based yes. Anyway all the non Jewish music is on YouTube so they must know what they are doing. They know that people download YouTube videos via software. But they still have their music on the site.

    “Can your car play music off a USB drive? That’s another option.”

    -its not about the methods to play music, it’s about having the actual content to play. Again buying full albums is not practical at all and not all offer individual song purchase and even if they do that would still add up to a large sum of money. People have 100s of songs in their collection nowadays. Someone told me just don’t listen to music then. That’s not the answer I’m looking for.
    True there is car radio, but last I checked they don’t play Jewish music there.

    #1819651

    even if they do [offer individual song purchases] that would still add up to a large sum of money.

    So?

    #1820930

    catch yourself
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    @rightwriter
    You wrote, “I’m aware of advanced technology but i still like using a CD for driving which I can control from the car buttons easily and not have to be distracted looking at the phone to change a song.”
    Sounded like you have the capability to play the music off your phone, but that you didn’t want to have to look at your phone while driving.

    #1820943

    rightwriter
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    Catch yourself”Sounded like you have the capability to play the music off your phone, but that you didn’t want to have to look at your phone while driving.”

    -no I was just kind of defending why I like the old school CD before people try to point out how it’s a thing of the past. Also saying that I know there are apps that offer free Jewish music but yes I would still have to look at phone and connect it to the car if possible depending on the circumstances, and also need Internet connection. If I had the songs available I would just transfer it to a CD so no I don’t have most of the songs I’d like.

    Random”So?”

    -so again this discourages from being able to listen to more Jewish music since it would cost a fortune. If apps such as jewish music.fm can offer all albums for free listening, or non Jewish artists can have all their music free on YouTube, why isn’t it readily available for most Jewish music as well?
    Is listening to Jewish music a privilege only if you can afford the expense? Someone who isn’t so into Jewish music will definitely not pay so much just to give it a chance. Besides ive already mentioned that many albums don’t have the individual download offer so that takes us back to the impractical option of purchasing full albums for a high price just for 1 or 2 songs.

    #1821246

    The ways in which Jewish musicians can make money, and their potential audience numbers, are far more limited than those for non-Jewish musicians. What the latter does is not a basis for expectations of the former.

    There are ways to listen to large amounts of Jewish music without great expense. They just can’t help you make a mixtape CD (which is also true for non-Jewish music).

    (If you have the time, you could always audio-record the music you
    want playing from a free source and then put that audio onto a CD,
    though this might well result in quality reduction.)

    #1822821

    Jzq
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    Maccebeats

    #1823078

    banjobob
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    Jzq, its good to see that you have 2 accounts!

    #1823252

    Jzq
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    Well your not so good but bobbanjo is awesome ps I use this one more

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