I’ve been curious about this for long time, wondering how far most of the people here (or back on MH) take archiving media related to jrock and/or vk.
It’s no secret that downloading music is a common practice in the overseas jrock fandom, so I won’t be surprised if most people check the box for “music”. . . But how many of you take it to the extreme? Do you care about having DVD quality .vob/.iso when almost everything is on YouTube in some capacity? Scans? Something else?
I know streaming has changed the game for some people who’d rather not be hassled with having everything downloaded. This is hard for me to imagine embracing… although NEW jrock/vk releases are often released on normal streaming services nowadays, there really isn’t much from the 00’s or 90’s, unless it was a really popular band. So if there’s anyone out there who doesn’t download/archive ANYTHING, I’d be very curious to know how you do it.
- Scans of Lyric Booklets & Flyers
- Music Videos
- Live Concerts
- I don’t have anything downloaded/saved
So, how do you feel about archiving media? Do you find security in having everything you value in some kind of digital format, or does it seem unnecessary to you? What’s your perspective on this topic?