All Streaming Services including Spotify are functioning at a Financial Loss as far as I checked Last. Only Apple Music is in a better financial health owing to the strengths of Apple Ecosystem. Investment in streaming platforms is currently propelling the lower subscription rates, which is not financially viable in the long run.
That's exactly what I am doing since many years more so since last couple of years. Most of my collection has been shipped from Amazon India, eBay and Flipkart before they stopped selling CDs.I would prefer buying a few albums each month in stead of paying that money to a third party. 10-20-30 albums each month would mean a library of 200-300 albums over a decade. Bonus - at the end of the decade you would still have the library with you, you will own your copy of the albums, forever. Over a period of time it will become memories.
All the sources have now considerably dried out. I feel fortunate to have bought my CD collection (over 500) couple of years ago when they were in full flow. I had the worry playing at the back of my mind that the stocks won’t last long - that intuition proved useful. Other sources I found cost effective and good in their collection were Infibeam (international) and Induna (Indian). The former seems to have wound up the business and the latter is running dry on stocks now, like the others.Most of my collection has been shipped from Amazon India, eBay and Flipkart before they stopped selling CDs.
I'm also waiting for that for the Indian market. But as I prefer cd payback over the stored music I will burn the downloaded music on CDs and will play on CD player.I hope this is a temporary phase. Though I doubt it’d make business sense to print and distribute CDs any longer. What I expect and eagerly look forward to is FLAC and Hi-Res download options like Qobuz store to come to the Indian market. The pricing is comparable to CDs and it’s much more convenient to store, organise and access FLACs in a hard drive. It’s the equivalent of purchasing e-books instead of physical books (CDs) and should catch on if the SQ is maintained. Streaming is on the other hand is equivalent of online libraries like Kindle Unlimited - you can read (listen), but not own.