I'm more and more at my wits end of how to purchase mainstream digital audio: All I want is pay for a folder of mp3s/flacs. All I'm offered is stock remainder meatspace wares (CDs) and streaming subscriptions. But yeah I get it, let's eradicate people's ownership of anything and everything digital and replace it with arbitrarily revokable on-demand access through centralized corporate infrastructure. Good job content industry, keep up the dick moves!
I'm with you!
Dont know how feasible this is, but could you ask the artists directly?
Like "hey I like you music, just not the way of distribution - if I send you 10 € , would you send me an mp3 download link?"
( I like #Bandcamp for kind of working like this, but I have seen you are aware if it (actualy, that hashtag is how I found you ☺) and its not a solution to yout problem.)
@joachim_kreativ Asking directly is a great suggestion! Some years ago I got in touch with a band from germany in an attempt to buy their discography - I sent the money directly via SEPA, they sent files, and on top of that a t-shirt and stickers, and when they came touring to vienna we partied all night :) ... maybe even if a band offers their stuff online one should ask directly anyway so these things happen haha!
Lately a lot of the stuff I can't obtain is from big american composers and such (the indie people nowadays usually are very keen on making their stuff available also for download via bandcamp), so as a last resort, youtube-dl often works out, if they won't let me buy ... :)
Thanks for getting in touch and the suggestion, great reminder! :)
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