Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Comparing The Music Services

My buddy Gary Myer sent me this chart the other day. It's from an LA Times article about the competition that Spotify will have when it's finally able to operate in the US. As you can see, one of the things that both Spotify and Rdio have going for them is the fact that they have your music available in the cloud and on-demand at any time, plus streaming radio service. The downside is that they're subscription services that charge you a monthly fee to listen on your computer, and about double the normal fee to add mobile access as well. iCloud will be a single charge per year.

Will this make a difference to the consumer? Will iCloud add radio streaming (don't see why not as you can get it with iTunes now)? I guess we'll have to wait until both Spotify and iCloud are available to actually see.

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