I still buy and get CD’s as gifts. I don’t buy single tracks, if I want to listen to just one song, I typically listen to YouTube. Like I did with FM radio, recording songs to cassette for mix tapes, I’ve also recorded YouTube songs, played from my smart phone’s audio jack, into my sound card to Cubase. Music I like usually get’s put in my Sony mp3 player.
My girlfriend has a iPod Apple thing, and was getting download gift/credits or whatever…what a piece of proprietary crap and hassle jumping through hoops trying to get your own stuff into this thing. It was a monumental effort to put the song I wrote for her into this damn thing! … she doesn’t use it really.