I spent money on iTunes for the first time in more than a year today. I had been streaming Frank Ocean's new album, Channel Orange, ever since he posted it on his Tumblr earlier this week, so I decided I should buy it. There are just so many places to stream music for either free or a very small monthly free, that you can avoid opening your wallet each time you want to hear something new. So when was the last time you actually purchased something on iTunes? And where are you turning for your listening pleasure?
Are You Still Buying Music On iTunes?
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