There are so many ways to buy recorded music. The internet has expanded the avenues associated with buying recorded music.
1. Going to a music retailer is more the traditional way. Buying the physical CD or vinyl. Face to face contact with the customer service person is a part of the experience. Chains like JB Hi-Fi, Sanity, HMV etc to the independent music retailers.
2. Buying from music retailers online. Many physical retailers are online as well. Even retailers that don’t have a physical store trade online. Amazon is an online success story where there is no physical store.
3. Downloading a track to an album. The digital download through where a file or files can be purchased instead of buying the CD or vinyl. The most popular store is the iTunes Store where music is stored on devices like portable music players, smartphones, tablet computers or computers.
4. Subscribing to a music streaming site. Sites like Spotify, Rdio, Songl & Pandora store all the music on the website. Prices vary & do your research on which ones suit you. Can play on computers, tablet computers & smartphones (optional). No need to purchase the tracks. The rental option is there as long you keep subscribing. Australian music & electrical retailer JB Hi-Fi as well have entered in this very area.
Here the ways to pay for recorded music. You never know what you will discover from buying the next CD or going to Spotify to find a piece of music that you might like. Happy listening.