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VIDEO: Do You Mind Overpaying for Music?

If you subscribe to a streaming service, you're probably paying more per year than you would by buying music outright.
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According to The Wall Street Journal, the average person spends about $51 on music every year. However, people who subscribe to a streaming music service pay $120 per year, and don't actually own anything. That's more than double!

In this quick, hilarious video, our experts discuss if "overpaying" for music is really so bad!


What about you, readers? Do you think music subscriptions are a waste, or do they have perks you don't get when you buy music? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!


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3 comments
jcauthorn
Check out iHeartRadio - has live streaming stations, broadcast, and build your own station.
All FREE.
Some ads if you build your own stream.
Kyser_Soze
Find an internet radio station you like and use Streamripper to listen to songs later.
Lindsay Sakraida (DealNews)
I pay for Spotify Premium and I definitely pay more for that than I was when buying music a la carte, but I don't consider it to be overpaying really... I consume music in a completely different way now. I use it for the flexibility of listening to new artists that I might not like, consuming guilty pleasures that I'd rather not have on my iTunes, etc.
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