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    just wondering, now that you can stream on beatport, does anyone actually bother buying tracks anymore?
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    Quote Originally Posted by what44 View Post
    just wondering, now that you can stream on beatport, does anyone actually bother buying tracks anymore?
    Yes, I don't like the idea of playing something I don't own as you'll be dependant on the platform you're using, what about downtime server issues, tracks/labels being removed, etc, etc...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yul View Post
    Yes, I don't like the idea of playing something I don't own as you'll be dependant on the platform you're using, what about downtime server issues, tracks/labels being removed, etc, etc...
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    Buy. Everytime.
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    I stream to personally listen to music; then buy a lossless digital file [along with the large quantity of vinyl I still purchase], if I intend to use that track to DJ with.

    I can not imagine relying on a streaming service to DJ with.
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    Using streamed music while DJing is so far off for me I didn't even know Beatport offers this before reading this thread... Besides that, the Beatport page itself is allready offering enough problems while listening and purchasing tracks (skripts prevent loading the pages fast or correct...), I would never ever rely on Beatport during a live gig.

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    Buy. I even pay extra for the WAV format.
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    Quote Originally Posted by what44 View Post
    just wondering, now that you can stream on beatport, does anyone actually bother buying tracks anymore?
    I didn't realise beatport offered a streaming service for dj's yet, have you got a link?
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    Couldn't imagine trusting any streaming service (or internet connection) enough to DJ on.

    So I'll take the buy option (just not from Beatport)

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