Vinyl Download Codes RIP (1 Viewer)

chris d

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This has been the case for a while now, but here's me crying about it anyway.

Obviously it's too big a pain in the hoop for artists/labels. But here's me, no spotify, and buying records from shops. Left out.

Anyone else have this problem? I have mostly been getting around it by having to get a dodgy torrent of the album, but that's not always easy and I don't like doing it.

I still buy CDs too. But my new laptop doesn't have a CD player, so I have to RIP them on my old broken laptop that has a smashed screen. My life is shit.
 

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Yeah, it's annoying. In general I find it handier to just download a torrent than to key in a download code but if the album is on bandcamp it annoys me that I have the LP but it's not in my bandcamp collection (which has hardly anything in it anyway)
 

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download codes are handy alright. you still get them here and there. for the most part i rip my lp's to mp3 (audacity + easytag). it helps that i work from home these days
 

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A lot of official download codes still seem to be mp3 only - is that your experience? These days I like FLACs which you will generally get on the torrents, somebody will have already ripped it and shared.
 

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Last one I can remember getting a code in was Stephen Malkmus Sparkle Hard, 2018. But I am fairly poor so don't buy that much vinyl. A couple of records a year.

Going to check Soulseek tonight for the newish Róisín Murphy so.
 

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Last one I can remember getting a code in was Stephen Malkmus Sparkle Hard, 2018. But I am fairly poor so don't buy that much vinyl. A couple of records a year.

Going to check Soulseek tonight for the newish Róisín Murphy so.
rough trade still do them - last new record I got with them had them for sure.

my 3 year old son 'bought' me elis/cave's carnage for fathers day - I must check if it has them.

one of the many multitudes of things I stopped doing over the past few years is doing the downloads
 

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I've only bought 4 records this year. I think they all had download coupons with them.
I always use them. Save the onto some external hardrives. Burn them on to a CDR.
 

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PJ Harvey - Is this desire? - Yep
The emerald Isle - The emerald Isle. Via bandcamp. download from BC & a DL card.
Menehan street band - The exciting sound of ... - Yep, I think so
Magick brother & mystic sister - Magick brother & mystic sister - Not sure if there was a DL with this .
 
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As far as I know labels have to pay double royalties if they include a download code so it might be something that’s being dropped by some labels to cut costs. It’s a tough world for independents these days so I understand it unfortunately.
 

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I have a problem...

I got my computer wiped and reloaded recently.

I can't log onto bandcamp via google chrome on my mac.

I can log on via safari but when I go to download anything in my library it says "preparing" with that little shower of icon...

I emailed them but I may as well have emailed a black hole.

Anyone encounter anything similar with this bucks?
 

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That Roisin Murphy album is great btw.


As is her criminally slept upon Hairless Toys album.

She had a bit of breakdown on twitter a few years back when she released this amazing song and video and it was absolutely ignored by everyone

 

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I have a problem...

I got my computer wiped and reloaded recently.

I can't log onto bandcamp via google chrome on my mac.

I can log on via safari but when I go to download anything in my library it says "preparing" with that little shower of icon...

I emailed them but I may as well have emailed a black hole.

Anyone encounter anything similar with this bucks?
Ain;t come across that but sounds like it might be something to do with ad-blocking/pop-up blocking? Also if you are downloading hi-res it can take 30 seconds or so for the file to prepare... Anyways- switch to Firefox..
 

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When stuff like that happens I always check the browser console in chrome dev tools - CTRL-SHIFT-I on a PC dunno about Mac. Often there’s an error message in there that can point you in the right direction.
 

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Few years ago (2014?) I got a cd with a download code included in it. I suppose inbuilt cd drives haven't been that common since about 2010.
I bought a new laptop earlier in the year, never checked if it had a cd drive. It doesn't. So now with any new CDs, i need to rip them using the old smashed laptop that only has half a working screen. Is this progress?
 

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