This really isn't "off-topic" but it really didn't fit any other category. Having probably the largest all Brass Band Radio station in the world I depend on a lot of things. First I depend on the find people who give donations. Second, I am very grateful to bands who donate their CDs. Lastly, I depend on the voting system. Any track that is played on the station a listener can vote it from 1 star (please remove the track) to 5 stars (the best of the best). That way I am not choosing the tracks by myself. The listeners have a much greater input. But to keep the playlist fresh, I occasionally have to buy some CDs. I think I own over 700 Brass Band CDs. I was browsing through some CDs lately and was amazed that CDs I bought 5+ years ago were still being touted as some of the newer releases. That is OK, bands do not put out CDs all the time unless they are Black Dyke, etc. I came across a CD that had only 9 tracks. The primary track was Lovatt-Cooper's Within Blue Empires test piece of a few years ago. 22 minutes and 16 seconds worth. I thought, how often would you want to listen to that piece that you would buy a CD of it? I have heard the piece twice. It is interesting and definitely a test piece. But if I were going to do as Chris Helme says on the Sunday Bandstand show on my station "sit back, and put your feet up and relax and listen ..." would Within Blue Empires be at the top of the list? or even on the list? I know it would be voted off the station is a hurry. (As I am typing this Brighouse & Rastrick is playing The Lincolnshire Poacher -- quite a contrast). Now I imagine many CD sales are done at concerts and contests. They are purchased by the audience for the music and a way to support the band. But that would not keep World of Brass, Midland CD and others in business if that was they only way someone bought recorded music. I would be very interested to know what you look for in a CD before purchasing.