Sunday, 22 December 2013

Advantage: Streaming

When one has Led Zeppelin’s music on CDs, one is not expected to think much of the appearance of said band’s entire catalog on Spotify, does one?
Turns out one is wrong. Spotify has the advantage of being able to offer the most up-to-date versions of everything, including music from a band that has ceased to exist 30 years ago. And it uses this advantage: it offers remastered versions of the band’s music, which make everything sound so much better. Listening through good headphones, this “new” version is a guaranteed deliverer of musical orgasms.

Not that I had to wait for Led Zeppelin to show up on Spotify to learn that lesson. I learned it already when Pink Floyd’s catalog made its Spotify appearance.
Regardless, the point is the same: as long as the price is right and the end user is not abused, the future of music reproduction lies with streaming.

Led Zeppelin album cover: Spotify

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