Why I Don’t Stream My Music

In 2012, the internet has an abundance of music streaming options. Rdio, Pandora, Spotify, and Grooveshark are some of the more popular options for streaming music. The idea is simple, you pay a monthly fee (or put up with ads + limits) and stream music by whatever artist you like, for as long as you like. I’m not a huge fan of this approach though. I listen to music on the subway a lot, where there’s no internet connection. Yes, some services offer offline options, but that usually only comes with a paid plan. Plus if you happen to end up underground without any music stored offline, then you’ve got nothing to listen to. I like having my music available 24/7/365, and in full 320kbps quality. And streaming tends to eat up data plans pretty quickly. Also, most streaming services don’t have the more obscure metalcore I listen to. They’ll have a couple popular bands but nothing too new or unknown. Flash memory is pretty cheap, so I think I’ll stick to having my music on my mp3 player instead of streaming it.

Plus, if the streaming site of your choice has a server issue or shuts down, you’re left with nothing but the money you wasted on the subscription.

Posted in Music, Rant
  • Madina

    This is no surprise, Danny. Most people think like this unless they want to effortlessly discover music they haven’t heard yet. I’m disappointed in this post. 

  • http://dzine-studios.com/ Dan

    Nah, there are some people who do the subcription streaming services so that they don’t have to pay as much to constantly have (legal) music. Paid services like Spotify and Rdio with their millions of subscribers clearly show that people do this. I just don’t see the advantages in it.