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When It Comes to Streaming Music Services, Yes, There’s a Generation Gap

Here’s the truth: the older you are, the less likely you are to try any of the new music streaming services. You’re perfectly happy with your CDs, vinyl and digital downloads. However, if you’re under the age of 25, you don’t really see the point in anything physical. Why possess something when you can access it–often for free?  Statista frames it this way.

Infographic: The Generation Gap in Music Streaming Adoption | Statista

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ 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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One thought on “When It Comes to Streaming Music Services, Yes, There’s a Generation Gap

  • I’m 35 and basically said up yours when the movie industry tried to shove Blu-Ray down our throats. From that point I basically took the streaming or bust approach. Saves a lot on hard drives really. Have had rdio for 2 years now and it pretty much solved all my music needs. The reality is they made streaming easier than illegal downloading at a cost that was palatable. $10 a month and I get all you can eat music with none of the moral issues? Sign me up. If they ever allowed mashups I wouldn’t even need an iTunes library anymore.


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