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Old 09-18-06, 09:40 AM
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Whats the best way to support a band nowadays?

Is it better to buy their album one song at a time on itunes?

I heard this way the band gets more cash

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Is it better to buy their CD in a music store so that the corporate machine gets their cut and therefore promotes the band better?
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Old 09-18-06, 09:41 AM
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uhhh...none of the above. go see them live.
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go to their concerts and send checks to the individual band members. they get pennies for album sales.
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Old 09-18-06, 11:48 AM
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If it's a smaller band, buy a CD/shirt when they come to town. The money goes directly into their pockets and will help them get to the next city.
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Originally Posted by dick_grayson
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Hoobastank is just underappreciated right now. Give them 2 more albums.
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Originally Posted by digitalfreaknyc
uhhh...none of the above. go see them live.
I'd go with this answer.
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Old 09-18-06, 12:15 PM
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But if you REALLY want to go with the "buying something" route...i would say to buy the CD considering that the quality is better than compressed bullshit that Itunes sells you. It may not be the "monetary" support you're looking for but I think an artist would appreciate it a bit more.
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I was thinking there was some kind of 'ratings' that helps a band like 'number of albums sold' or something. So, more than just cash, if Im going to be voting with my $ its best spend on a CD?

(of course im talking about indie non-blockbuster bands.)
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