What is the last album you bought? Can you even remember? I suspect that is the case for most people these days. As a DJ in my spare time, and just generally being a music obsessive, I find huge joy in discovering and collecting music. I also fully understand why people turn to streaming services like Spotify with its seemingly endless library, ease of use and almost psychic algorithm which just knows when you need to hear some Fleetwood Mac. Perhaps its biggest drawcard is its price point but that’s also potentially its biggest drawback. If an individual Spotify Premium plan costs only R59.99 a month, it’s hard to imagine how much of your money is actually getting to the musicians who are the platform. If you really want to support the artists you love, then it’s time you start buying their music again, whether singles, EPs or albums, because it’s more important than ever before.