Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Article: Why Spotify and Rdio Aren't Ready to Replace Your Music Library

My sentiments exactly.  While I use (and enjoy) MOG, I can't ever imagine a time when a these types of services will replace my personally curated collection.

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Why Spotify and Rdio Aren't Ready to Replace Your Music Library

"Why Spotify and Rdio Aren’t Ready to Replace Your Music Library Whitson Gordon Ever since Spotify and Rdio landed on the scene, people have been lauding them as the future of music—that MP3s are a thing of the past, and a premium streaming account is all you need to get your music fix. Here's why they still have a long way to go. Like all of our rants, this post is my opinion. Obviously it doesn't apply to everyone—hell, our own Adam Pash has switched to Rdio full time—but a lot of us are still stuck with our old school music players. It's not for lack of trying, either: it's because the services just don't have the functionality necessary to replace your library. If you have a differing opinion, be sure to discuss it with us (politely, of course) below!

Their Libraries Will Always Be Limited Full size The biggest complaint you hear about services like Spotify and Rdio is that their libraries aren't big enough (and they're constantly compared against one another as a gauge of who's 'better'). I'm a music junkie, so I have tons of rare, unreleased, or just plain obscure tracks and albums that aren't—and probably never will be—in a (legal) streaming database. Heck, even bands like the Beatles, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and others still aren't available on most streaming services, meaning even non-junkies are likely to hit a few walls when building up their collections. You'll always have some songs or albums you won't be able to stream, which means you'll have to fall back on MP3s. Which wouldn't be a problem, except..."

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