Where do you primarily purchase bluegrass music?

We are going to take a break this week from our IBMA poll questions to start a series of queries about the evolving landscape of recorded music sales.

These days all kinds of numbers about album and CD sales are being reported, few of them encouraging. One thing’s for sure, the way we consume bluegrass music is changing as rapidly as the ways it is recorded and distributed.

This week, we are wondering how you most commonly buy music.

This poll will be active June 4-10, 2012.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.

  • Dick Bowden

    Mail order doesn’t count any more? Good ol’ County Sales?

  • Chris Skaryd

    I’m a techie, so Amazon.com MP3s if possible (or if I’m really impatient to hear an album). However, I’d prefer to buy a CD directly from the artist if I can get it shipped for $18 or less and have it within a week.

  • Herb Montgomery

    I might read a review at Elderly and purchase something, but most of the stuff I hear isn’t worth buying. Too many things sound alike.

  • The number of votes for purchasing at a “brick and mortar” store are extremely low. Does anyone else feel that can be attributed to a lack of bluegrass music available in stores?