Without a doubt, the way we listen to music has changed.
In my youth, we had the radio and, if we could afford to buy them, we had records, cassettes and then CD.
My first album was by ABBA (vinyl), but my second was by Kajagoogoo (cassette). I think that my first purchase reflected my parents’ taste in music, and then my second purchase was when I started developing my own tastes.
Today, one of the popular ways of listening to music is via streaming (and purchasing via digital download).
You can stream through the following music players:
as well as, Soundcloud for discovering new artists.
Please let me know if I have missed any off the list
There is often a cost involved with streaming music, firstly it uses data and secondly there will be a charge for listening advertisement free and for skipping tracks.
If you are happy to listen to a suggested playlist, and not pick every track yourself, then you only need the free versions.
Browsing a music player can bring up lots of music you had forgotten about, and lots of music you didn’t know existed. Listening to one track will often bring to mind a similar artist and you can start upon a chain reaction of discovery.
I will leave you with these questions, and maybe you could leave your answer below in the comments…
Do you agree with streaming? Is it good or bad for the music industry? What was your first purchase? Who can you recommend on Soundcloud?
Thank you for joining me today. I hope I have inspired you to go on a magical musical mystery tour of your own.
See you again soon!