I was very interested to read the recent Guardian coverage of the music streaming service Spotify, especially having been part of the beta programme and written about Spotify quite a while ago and a couple of times since. My initial impressions were very positive. I liked the clean interface and the incredibly quick response times. … Continue reading Spotify – another business model on the hoof?
I'm a big fan of online streaming audio. I loved Pandora before it became US-only. I quite like Last.FM. Musicovery has a lovely approach in its interface and mood-based approach. Now - at last - we have Spotify, and another great utility I came across this week, Simplify Media. I've covered Spotify before. I saw … Continue reading Audio here, there, but not quite everywhere
I've been pretty disparaging about Pandora's business acumen in the past (twice). I love the service because it's just so quick and easy to 'get' and I was intrigued by the Music Genome Project. Or, should I say, 'loved' - because, being non-American, I can't use it anymore. If you're resident outside the US you probably … Continue reading Pandora: my heart hurts
Personalised media is great. Pandora, Last.FM, Matchmine, even YouTube, are essentially your own radio stations. But you can go further than that, and actually create radio stations with friends and then beam them to a stereo. Your very own radio station on your very own radio. How cool is that? I like Pandora. Why? Because, despite its … Continue reading Play your company’s radio station – on a radio