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Do you count non physical product that are in your streaming library as part of "your collection"?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Price.pittsburgh, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. KingPrawn19

    KingPrawn19 Forum Resident

    Never used Spotify/streaming in my life - cant think of anything on there I can’t get off YouTube or other sites I use.

    But definitely include downloads on my hardrive as part of my collection.
  2. jazon

    jazon A fight between the blue you once knew

    I don't view anything streamed as part of any collection as its not downloaded or stored to any devices. I also view anything downloaded as very separate from my physical collection.
  3. KAJ1971

    KAJ1971 Ex-burger flipper/Sapper/book seller, Reg Nurse.

    But then I don't stream, unless you count the radio!
    Just LPs, CDs and cassettes.
  4. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Spendin' Monopoly Money

    Pennsylvania USA
    It's not in your collection unless its physical product "you can hold in your hand." Come to think if it, that's what She said.
  5. wgb113

    wgb113 Forum Resident

    Chester County, PA
    As others have said, collections are made up of tangible things. I only include physical product (CDs & Vinyl) in my "collection". All of the albums/tracks I've added to my "Library" in Tidal or Apple Music are not counted.
  6. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

  7. joefont

    joefont Senior Member

    That would be a big, fat...NO!
  8. schnitzerphilip

    schnitzerphilip "Modern Dad" Unlocked Award

    NJ USA
    I hold my iPhone in my hand all day long.
  9. Freezerburn

    Freezerburn Spendin' Monopoly Money

    Pennsylvania USA
    I hope you don't stare into it all day long.:laugh:
  10. SquaRoots

    SquaRoots The North Star Grassman

    Laniakea Superba
  11. octophone

    octophone immaterial girl

    Streaming, no. Downloads, yes. I buy a lot of digital music from Bandcamp and occasionally other sources like Qobuz. These are absolutely part of my collection.
  12. octophone

    octophone immaterial girl

    I think this misunderstands the nature of a "collection".
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  13. rebellovw

    rebellovw Forum Resident

    What were you hoping the answer would be?
  14. Rocky's Owner

    Rocky's Owner I Don't Rent Air

    Los Angeles
    Enjoy your rented collection that really isn't yours and could disappear at any moment.

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  15. The Elephant Man

    The Elephant Man Forum Resident

    I only consider physical ‘product’ as part of my collection. Otherwise, I could be like a ‘Soccer Daddy’ and claim that I have 50 million songs in my collection!
  16. Rocky's Owner

    Rocky's Owner I Don't Rent Air

    Los Angeles
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  17. reddyempower

    reddyempower Forum Resident

    columbus, oh, usa
    Same pour moi.

    I used to get iTunes gift cards at work gift exchanges and I'd buy stuff of the store to put on my ipod, but I never considered it as music I "had."
  18. Rocky's Owner

    Rocky's Owner I Don't Rent Air

    Los Angeles
    What do you hold in the other hand?
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  19. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    Spotify is, for me, an easily accessible library of music, but I consider my collection to be actual physical product. That said, about 75% of the music I have on Spotify is stuff I already own.
  20. Brendan K

    Brendan K Forum Resident

    This. Thus, I don't count streaming (Spotify) as a part of my collection.
  21. Rocky's Owner

    Rocky's Owner I Don't Rent Air

    Los Angeles
    Yeah I consider the songs I rent from a streaming platform as part of my collection. I have 50 millions songs in my collection! It's my collection! You can't tell me otherwise! In fact I believe I own everything I rent! I rented a hotel room a few weeks ago and I believe I own that too! But when I went back to that hotel room that I own, I couldn't get in and someone else was living there! I rented a car a few weeks ago too, but I believe I own that too! The nice policeman wouldn't listen to me when he showed up at my door with the manager of the rental car company, and I told him I own that car!
  22. Trader Joe

    Trader Joe Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    Well, I do not stream anything myself, but I do consider all of my purchased digital music as part of my music library.

    I own them and I can burn them to disk whenever I want or need.
  23. Rocky's Owner

    Rocky's Owner I Don't Rent Air

    Los Angeles
    Says the guy who told everyone he only considers music to be "background noise" to be put on while he does household chores.
  24. mr. k

    mr. k Master of the Rummage (retired)

    The Netherlands
    Anything musical on my hard disk, whatever its provenance, I regard as part of my collection.
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  25. chervokas

    chervokas Forum Resident

    No. In fact, I use the library section of my streaming platforms to flag albums I haven't heard that I want to get around to listening to. I don't keep favorites in my streaming library, I just use the search functionality and type in a title when there's something I was to listen to.
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