KRT Wire | 02/24/2006 | Digital music fans: Should you rent or buy?: "SHOULD YOU BUY OR RENT YOUR MUSIC?
1. The collection of CDs I listen to regularly has:
A) fewer than 100 discs.
B) more than 100 discs.
2. I often want music that I don't have on CD.
3. The music I listen to is:
A) usually easy to find in stores.
B) not easy to find.
4. My musical tastes:
A) vary from month to month.
B) don't often change.
5. When I buy a song I like, I:
A) don't listen to it any more than the rest of the music I've purchased.
B) listen to it over and over again.
6. I listen to the radio a lot.
7. I learn about new music:
A) by hearing it in random places and tracking it down.
B) from friends' or trusted sites' recommendations.
Add up the number of A's and B's from the seven questions.
More A's: You may want to consider renting; it gives you the opportunity to explore a huge catalog of music without committing to any one song or artist for too long.
More B's : You probably want to consider buying; either your tastes are too esoteric or you're the type to purchase a few songs and enjoy the heck out of them"