Physical media’s ship has sailed”

July 15, 2014 ☼ Link

Khoi Vinh in What Streaming Music Can Be:

Having a record in your collection meant that you could spend time poring over its liner notes: familiarizing yourself with the names of musicians, producers, engineers, and managers; memorizing lyrics; and studying photos of musicians’ faces, stances and attire. These were the intangible qualities that made music more than just a service, but something to be collected.

I enjoyed reading this very thoughtful written article and the author has a lot of excellent points. I myself also enjoy streaming music services and my stomach equally turns when I think back to my old collections of vinyl and CDs

What bothers me the most about streaming services is the lack of ownership. It’s simply renting music, but that will be in another post.

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