Music Services Replace Compact Discs
Back in our day when it was popular, Millennials, we bought compact discs of albums from our favorite music artists, or musicians, at stores like Sam Goody, FYE or Coconuts, or online at Internet retailers like CD Now, and the now ever-more popular, Amazon.com. Now we digitally download, purchase or listen to music on music services like Spotify, and Tidal.
We even still buy some compact discs from stores previously mentioned, especially if it is a good, or classic album, not just because of what we hear about it in the news, but because we personally think it is a good album as well, or a classic one with a lot of good artists, tributes, duets and collaborations from prominent music artists like Blake Shelton, Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, Ed Sheeran, Mike Posner, Demi Lovato, Steve Aoki, Lady Gaga, Maroon 5 or Justin Bieber that is good from the first track, all the way through to the last track.
We still also might order from Amazon though, through its Amazon Prime service. Growing up, some might attest that aside from going to a music store to buy music, Amazon was the way to go because it was good to use, and because it felt like it was the right thing to do – with CD Now coming in a close second to use.
Music downloading was just becoming popular twenty years ago with music services like Napster, stepping on the scene, and coming into play.
Napster, though once deemed as a music service that users, and others shared their files of music with each other on, and downloaded free music from without buying it in a store, or online – was a hot craze, and service that can be attributed to starting today’s era of time where people download, and listen to music digitally through sharing their files of music with people in the form of playlists when they follow certain users on the music services, particularly on Spotify, rather than go the CD-from-the-store-or-Internet-retailer-route.
Napster is still around, and it, along with Spotify, and Tidal require interested users, and users of its features to register, and login with a username, and password. There is also Apple Music, and Google Play that operate in the same way.
The same is true for Amazon Prime – which offers many other things for sale like movies, and food.
Regardless of what products we are interested in, we must pick a music service to use for our music listening enjoyment, Millennials, but there is a catch: We can only pick one service to use, unless we want to sign-up for other, or all of the services to get all of their exclusive materials that they offer like, music videos, exclusives, special content and new releases that music artists choose to upload to certain music services like the aforementioned Spotify, and Tidal.
This is because music artists, such as singer Taylor Swift, and rapper Jay-Z, only put their music on certain music services, and take down their music catalogs, or have them removed from others.
Jay-Z, for example, who is also one of the many people behind the unique creation of Tidal, along with other singers like Alicia Keys, only, and strategically puts, and releases his music, and music videos on the music service. In another instance, Taylor Swift showcases her music on Spotify, creating great diversity among the different types of music services that music artists use.
If we do not have, have chosen not to go with or choose not to get Tidal, though, we can definitely see if the new material is on another previously mentioned, or other music service – if we haven’t checked already, or see if it is on the user-generated-content video site, YouTube, by chance, or search the Internet to see if it is on a website if we are lucky.
We might have to wait a few days, a few weeks, a few months or even a few years, or never get our wish unless we come across a short clip, or audio of the new music, or music video that we want, but it never hurts to keep checking, and see if it is available where we look, because if, and when it is available there, then we are, and will be the happiest people ever.