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Windows 7: Will Music streaming (spotify) ever kill downloading or owning it

19 Jul 2014   #1

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Will Music streaming (spotify) ever kill downloading or owning it

Hi there

While I agree services like Spotify are great and cheap enough now to obviate a lot of the need for Music Piracy I can't buy into the "Not owning" Music any more.

I sometimes wonder if people who make the sort of allegations that people won't "own" the music any more ever go jogging, go on trains, planes etc or play music in their cars. --. People STILL like to make their own personal compilations or playlists and store them on portable devices.

The Internet certainly doesn't reach everywhere and even some public Wi-Fi services are thinking of charging people for using it --hopefully that's not a growing trend - but we seem to be in an era where any possible thing that could be monetised seems to be going that way.

I'm still glad that I can store music on portable devices -- in any case Spotify while it is a good service for those that like it it's fairly mainstreamish so you won't necessarily be able to find your set of music - and then you've got the hassle of recording it in "real time" (thought that approach went out with the "Ark") again if you want it on a personal music device. These types of services also don't deliver FLAC / lossless quality either -- maybe not so important if using bud phones on a portable device but at home on a sensible sound system the difference is OBVIOUS.

Any thoughts on this one -- who'se given up using portable music devices in favour of streaming.

(Unlike Video -- often you don't want to see a movie again, Music is Different - people often play favourite tracks / pieces of music many times).

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