Internet Killed the Radio Star
We were excited about Spotify’s announcement today that they’ll soon offer free streaming on smartphones, providing a whole new avenue for America to enjoy embarrassing music.
Sadly, though, our dreams of listening to “Purple Rain” over and over and over again for free on our way to work were dashed when we learned that the service will only be available in shuffle mode.
Does it ever seem like Pandora’s sourcing is a little… off? You’ll hear a golden oldie, only to look and see it’s been pulled from some random soundtrack to a forgotten, shitty movie. “That’s weird,” you’ll think, before diving back into your workday.
Well, the trend appears to have reached ludicrous new heights. Spotted today, by romance book blogger Sarah Wendell:
New York based 8tracks took their internet radio game up a level yesterday, releasing an iPhone app that would let users listen and share mixtapes with one another on the go. As we mentioned in our rumor round-up, they were clearly on the hunt for some funds.
But apparently the 8 track team, Read More