I’m one of those who are really, really sad to see Rdio go, another collapse in what was supposed to be a brave new world of music distribution and consumption. I’ve been using the service for both personal and professional use since 2010 and once the company disappears–the wind-down has already begun–I’m going to have to migrate to a new streamer. But who?
Given the size and reach of Spotify, I’m going to have to keep that account up-to-date. In fact, I just had a meeting today with a potential business partner about a music project and the overwhelming consensus is that we’ll have to use Spotify for our plans.
But will Spotify be my go-t0 service for personal use? I’m not sure. My next big music discovery will be what I will use for music discovery in the future.
Medium.com tackles the issue.
Since Rdio announced it’s filing for bankrupcy protection and is selling off key technology and assets to Pandora this week, many of us who used and loved Rdio are now faced with where to go for our streaming music.
For me, the only legitimate choices seem to be Spotify and Apple Music. I’ve chosen not to test other streaming services like Google Play Music (Sound Ears Noise Yes), Amazon Prime Music, and Pandora (I want to escape the radio not have a worse version of it) for various reasons. I’m sure there are many great reasons to like any of those other services (there aren’t), but I don’t want to hear about them (I recommend you write your own opinion piece about them). Below is my personal experience with both services thus far.