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Streaming vs. Owning Music

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A little coverage from the mainstream media about the trend towards streaming music rather than owning it:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/15/tech/web/music-streaming/index.html?hpt=hp_t3

post #2 of 4
I am most certainly not a typical music consumer. I tried Pandora and my main interest in it was having it suggest music I didn't know that was similar to music I liked. But I found that it didn't really do that. Either it suggested stuff I already knew, or things that weren't similar at all. Algorythms won't work for me, because my musical tastes aren't typical. I had a similar experience with satellite radio... A hundred different stations I didn't want, and a handful that played stuff I've heard a lot of already.

I do like the diversity in internet radio, so I haven't given up on streaming. It's just that the gene pool needs to be diverse enough to allow a real variety of all types of music. For now, I'm happy ripping my CD collection into itunes. No one knows my tastes better than me.
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Originally Posted by bigshot View Post

I am most certainly not a typical music consumer. I tried Pandora and my main interest in it was having it suggest music I didn't know that was similar to music I liked. But I found that it didn't really do that. Either it suggested stuff I already knew, or things that weren't similar at all. Algorythms won't work for me, because my musical tastes aren't typical. I had a similar experience with satellite radio... A hundred different stations I didn't want, and a handful that played stuff I've heard a lot of already.
I do like the diversity in internet radio, so I haven't given up on streaming. It's just that the gene pool needs to be diverse enough to allow a real variety of all types of music. For now, I'm happy ripping my CD collection into itunes. No one knows my tastes better than me.

Sounds a  lot like me.

post #4 of 4

I've done both for a number of years...discovered some great artists & tracks using Last.fm and Pandora.  

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