Jeff Ribeira

Personally, my music collection is all digital (or soon to be). I had a pretty hefty cd collection in the past and am currently in the process of ripping all of them to my home desktop computer. Call me a music hoarder, but I like to have at least one copy of everything I own on my hard drive, and then from there, I’ll upload certain albums or artists to my phone, mp3 player, or cloud service for remote listening.

I am a big Spotify user as well, which is kind of a new way of “collecting” music, but the collector inside me still wishes I owned many of the albums I have in my playlists, just for the sake of owning them and having them on my own personally-controlled hard drive. I like to feel in control of my music collection and many of these new streaming services just don’t really provide that security. Is that weird? Anyone else like that?