Techerous

My name is Bill, I am a recent graduate in Information Sciences and Technology from Penn State University and this is a place for me to post or give my 2 cents on the fascinating world of technology. I am now working for a pretty big technology related company whose name I will leave out just to avoid any possible complications, however far-fetched them happening may be. Music gets included from time to time as well.

June 15, 2012 9:14 pm
Young listeners opting to stream, not own music - CNN.com

"You can find [music] on the radio and TV, but those songs are chosen for you. The Internet allows you to find your own music. It’s more personal."

"I think ownership is access, you don’t have to have music on your local hard drive to own it."

Changing perception of music as a medium.  What’s yours?

March 27, 2012 8:43 pm
RIAA: Consumers are shelling out for subscription music | Media Maverick - CNET News

Interesting trend, I wonder how much of this comes from adverstising vs. subscriptions? I’m pretty sure not many of my friends actually subscribe to Spotify. Personally I’ve found the free version pretty easy to get around, as long as I make sure I listen to the music I already have in another player. I’ve also been a fan of their recent attempts to become more of a platform and believe they could find even further possible revenue streams once they start opening up their App Finder more. What about all of you, do you feel satisfied with the subscription services offering music right now? Would you ever actually consider doing the pay version of them?