Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Do people still buy music?

The Google I/O 2013 conference kicked off today with an amazing 3 hour keynote.  This conference is focused on developers but they did talk about some things today that I find fascinating and it got me thinking about music.  I have not directly purchased music in years. (I DO NOT download any music from any type of torrent site.)   I still listen to a lot through various streaming services.  Right now I pay for Pandora and Spotify.

Today a new service was introduce by Google called Google Play Music All Access.   I did sign up for this one as well because there is a free trial.

This prompted me into thinking about how people consume music today.  Back in the day I had stacks and stacks of cassette tapes, CDs and even Mini Disks.  I always thought it was a hassle.  Now I am not sure I really own much music because it is much easier for me to use the cloud to store and manage the tracks.

I still wonder if people buy music anymore.  Why do you buy the physical copies?  Do you buy music?  Honest questions I am thinking about.

1 comment:

  1. Nope, I have not bought music in years!!!


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