A few years ago if someone asked whether you still bought music or not, they were probably asking if you paid for it, or if you just downloaded songs illegally from the internet.

These days, the growth of services like Spotify, rdio, and Pandora have changed the game — now the question is whether you buy songs that you can keep, or pay a subscription for an all-you-can-eat buffet of music.

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8 replies on “Lilbits (4-12-2013): Buy music or subscribe?”

  1. Over the past year or so, I’ve found myself listening to Pandora much more often than I listen to music which I own. In fact, last month I paid for the annual Pandora|One so I don’t have to put up with advertisements. With a good selection of stations and liberal use of the up/down thumbs, I seldom hear a song which I dislike.
    For me, Pandora Rocks.

  2. The easiest way is still to simply download the stuff from the internet. 🙂

  3. I buy CDs, rip to flac an reverse rsync to my handset/tablet.
    Nothing I enjoy is available for streaming.

  4. If I’m buying music I’m buying on CD, if I’m just listening I have a Sirius subscription that I use.

  5. Amazon gives free songs and albums everyday and some time Google Play there no need to spend money on music, with the money save get yourself a good pair of headphone $120 or more

  6. “While my HTC One X is officially supported, the custom ROM I’m running is not.”

    Hopefully you will let us know when somebody on xda-developers hacks Google Home to run on more phones.

  7. Buy, limiting yourself to the .99 to 1.99 classical choices from Amazon that you never tire of.

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