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Why I Still Buy Music In The Spotify Age

If you walk into my home, you are more likely to notice one thing: a tremendous collection of records that goes as high as the wall. You see, I have been acquiring these amazing products for ten years now.

And this is something that is evident on both my shelves and also on my bank accounts. Indeed, Discogs estimate the worth of my collection to be a staggering $15,000. I would say that I may be spending around $50 to $200 each month on records alone.

On top of that, I spend $10 on Spotify premium every month as well. Such subscription offers me an opportunity to access the entire collection of records on my shelves. And I do listen to all of them – I do not care whether they are analog or digital.

Perhaps, you might wonder why I spend money on these outdated mediums instead of utilizing great products on my Spotify account. Here is why I would do anything to find these records.

To begin, I have to say that a record offers me such a connection, something that I value the most. And such vinyl records offer singular and physical experience. Essentially, records have music imprinted on them. In fact, you can hear the music itself coming out of the record itself, especially when your stereo is off.

Additionally, when fully utilized, the record can accommodate a lot of music. In most cases, vinyl records can carry at least 22 minutes of sound. If you need to keep listening; you may need to walk to where the record player is and flip it over. Turntables are not transferable, and so if you have to change your record, you may need to be close to your record play; something that brings connectedness.

You may not find it an easy thing to figure out what the player says. You need to ensure that you are very keen on the music. For me, I feel that I’m more engaged when listening on my records than when listening on the Spotify on my car.

It is amazing to listen to the records. There is an amazing feeling that comes with the aesthetics of the turntables. And more essentially, you get immense satisfaction when you have to flip through a collection of records to find the type that you want – unlike what you call the search bar on your Spotify.

And I would say this: a sizeable collection of records can do great things with your credibility. I have become a self-made music guru, something that offers me a sustainable self-esteem. In fact, I have had to express great affirmations to myself: “you are valuable,” “you are loved,” “and you have an amazing collection of records.