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May 10, 2018

I love discovering new music. Once upon a time, my main source for this was MTV - obviously this was many, many, many years ago. I’d often go to the record store with a song I’d seen in mind and check out the album that begat it. More often than not, if the CD was for sale for $9.99 I’d buy it if I liked the single enough. For some r...

March 15, 2018

I’m a believer in evolution. Specifically, my personal evolution in how I relate to music. Growing up in the ‘70’s it started with records, which were great when you were at home. Then came the 8 track, which was portable and we could listen to them in our car. They sounded good, although you sometimes got 8 tracks with different tra...

January 31, 2018

So, this past Sunday, we all watched the 60th Annual Grammy Awards because, obviously, what else would we be doing? With James Corden hosting, this night was bound to be a cute, wholesome, chuckle-filled night. On top of all that excitement, it seemed to be the year of R&B and Hip/Hop, with 4 of the 5 nominations for Album of the Yea...

January 17, 2018

I’m a believer in evolution. Specifically, my evolution in how I relate to music. Growing up in the ‘70’s it started with records, which were great when you were at home. Then came the 8 track, which was portable and we could listen to them in our car. They sounded good, although you sometimes got 8 tracks with different track listin...

January 10, 2018

We just ran an article espousing the benefits of Apple Music over Spotify and I get where a lot of people would prefer Apple Music for the ease of integration across Apple products. But that’s not me. Let me explain. Musically I come from a time before streaming, I used to ride my bike to the mall to buy LP’s, and it really is diffic...

January 3, 2018

Imagine a large field... On one side, Apple Music fans are dressed in all white with a splash of an accent color (purple, pink, or cyan of course – very aesthetically pleasing). On the other side, separated by the wire-exposed necks of iPhone chargers and the remains of exploded Galaxy Note 7’s, are the Spotify fans. Dressed in all b...

September 27, 2017

The world of today has truly become winner take all. It’s survival of the fittest, specifically in the digital space. This is very evident in the music industry. There used to be thousands of labels and now there are very few real labels. The players are getting gobbled up so that there are fewer still. As for new artists, even with...

August 23, 2017

Every month, 1.5 billion people log into their youtube accounts and watch videos. There are likely many more millions that watch videos, but don’t login. In short, a lot of people go on YouTube. While streaming may seem like a fairly new method of listening to music since maybe 4 years ago, YouTube has allowed for the streaming of mu...

May 25, 2017

I still buy albums...but I also use Apple Music. For someone like me who consumes a lot of music, new and old, it is important to have quick access and a large library. However, the last physical CD I bought was a year ago, so now I’m pretty much exclusively streaming. There have been various articles talking about how streaming is v...

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