Tag: Rhapsody

April 3, 2017

The Business of Streaming and the After Effects of a Digital Marketplace

A really great article on the current explosion of the digital streaming marketplace and it’s subsequent takeover of standard music purchases can be read here (Billboard Article). It is interesting how much things have changed in the past decade and half. I remember the times of the pirates like Napster, Morpheus, Kazaa, etc. and how they threatened to undermine popular music. Then digital stores started popping up like iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Amazon, Google Play, and many more. With each new incarnation of digital distribution there have been the critics who have tried to signal “the end is near” for popular music and yet time and time again they’ve been proven wrong.… Continued →

February 6, 2014

Streaming Service vs. Streaming Service: Who Will You Choose?

In a heated battle between popular streaming services, I am coming to you our most loyal readers to get an opinion on which one you use (if you use one) and what your thoughts on it are. Do you use Spotify, Rdio, Beats, Google Play, iTunes Radio, Pandora, or other new service? Name your service and why YOU like it best. What features do you look for most in selecting a “Streaming” service? What media device do you “stream” these songs from? Do you listen to the songs in your vehicle?… Continued →