If your that person who still buys cds from best buy… please stop. For the Love of God Please STOP NOW!! (Now that I think about it.. I wonder if someday the old what’s old is new thing will happen to tape cassettes… one day!!)
Its no longer illegal to listen to “free music”, when you pair it with a reputable company who is willing to stream tunes directly to your device. Spotify, MOG, Grooveshark, and Rdio (free as trial) are just some of new top products for on demand music. I suggest these as a CD replacement because your phone already has the power to replace CD’s.
Not only can you search your favorite artist but you can make playlist, Spotify lets you share links to the song. What’s the catch? How do they make money? Well to start the majority of these apps have free web or desktop service. If you want mobile streaming to your smartphone, you gotta pay a monthly fee. Typically around $10… which is close to one cd a month, not bad! Their are two other ways the free service makes money: #1. ADS, advertising is huge on Spotify, while its annoying, hey its free. And #2. YOU, a lot of these services require you to login with facebook in order to gain access to the service. We all know facebook owns our ass!
I highly recommend using these services, simply because its an improvement from pandora and sites similar where its not just a radio stations of songs… On Spotify, If I want The Flaming Lips… I’ll get it… All of it! And when I’m done I’ll go to the Search or Radio and find more music.
If you still remember Myspace, they are heavy with music content, I used to always go to myspace first to find new music, simply because the artist themselves or their label was making the tracks available. Obviously Myspace is a social network, but Myspace still has potential!! NEVER GIVE UP MYSPACE!
So try out these services and thank me with $$$ donations that you’ve saved every month driving and buying cd’s from best buy.
Now as far as making mix cds for your car… um try the public library?