Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Which music service should you use?


You just want to listen to some good music.

At this point, music lovers and listeners now have 10 scrillion ways to listen to music online. But where to start? Do you patiently upload all your music to Google Music? Do you check out what your friends are listening to on Spotify? Rdio? Mog? Pandora? Which ones are free, and which ones cost money? Or do you just forget about online music and just go back to listening to CDs (assuming they'll even be around in a couple of years)?

Because there are so many ways to listen to music (remember live concerts?), if you have favorites not mentioned here, please share them in the comments. But for the purposes of this post, and for sanity's sake, I'm going to try to flesh out which music services are right for different types of music listeners. Keep in mind that I'm not an audiophile; I'm just a regular music listener, like you probably are.

Also, note that I'm not addressing free radio services like Pandora, Last.fm, TuneIn Radio, Shoutcast, and the like. Many of these services are great, but they're more about tapping into a preprogrammed stream; I'm talking about on-demand services that let you choose your own music.

Before you start Before we present some of our favorite choices, a few words of advice:

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Which music service should you use?
Karyne Levy
Sat, 19 Nov 2011 00:09:26 GMT

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