Why Everyone’s Streaming and Everyone’s Happy

Here’s an interesting article from the VIllage Voice. Let me begin with a highlight:

Montana-based Dan Brooks recently wrote a piece for the New York Times called “Streaming Music Has Left Me Adrift.” The good news, he writes, is: “Now that nearly every piece of recorded sound is as easy to find as any other, everyone can finally listen to what we snobs wanted them to hear all along.”

More like: Nearly every piece of recorded sound is crowding an ever-growing shitstorm of a cloud, and people who know what they’re looking for can usually find it with only a mild risk of accidentally downloading spyware. Regardless, his statement untouched is more true than it ever was before.

What could possibly be the bad news?

Keep reading. (Via John)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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