We live in an era ruled by science and technology – a time where almost everything has become digitized and is now just a click away. The same can be said for the realm of music. Indeed, music is a form of art and entertainment that has been around for centuries, and its popularity has only increased in recent years with the advent of new technology.
When it comes to music, one of the most significant changes that modern technology has brought about is the way in which we listen to music. Gone are the days when people would gather around a radio or turntable to listen to their favorite tunes. Now, there are a myriad of ways to listen to music, and the options seem to be increasing by the day.
To help educate you further, we have compiled a list of 5 modern ways to listen to music:
YouTube is a video-sharing website that was founded in 2005. It is now the world’s largest online video platform, with over 1 billion active users per month. YouTube offers a wide variety of content, including music videos, vlogs, TV shows, and much more.
In recent years, YouTube has become increasingly popular as a music streaming platform. Many people use it to listen to their favorite songs while discovering new artists and music. Some even use this free platform to give their own music career a head start by posting original songs and covers. YouTube also offers a paid subscription service called YouTube Music Premium, which gives users an ad-free experience, offline listening, and background play.
Spotify is a digital music service that was launched in 2008, allowing users to listen to millions of songs and podcasts for free (with ads) or with a paid subscription. Spotify has over 320 million active users and is available in nearly every country around the world.
One of the things that set Spotify apart from other music streaming platforms is its extensive range of features. In addition to allowing you to stream music, Spotify also lets you create custom playlists, listen to radio stations, and download songs for offline listening. The platform also offers a paid subscription service called Spotify Premium, offering users an ad-free experience, offline listening, and higher-quality audio.
Apple Music is a music streaming service that was launched by Apple in 2015. It is available in over 100 countries and has 60 million paying subscribers. Apple Music offers a vast library of songs, as well as podcasts and exclusive content from artists such as Taylor Swift, Drake, and Eminem.
In addition to housing over 30 million songs and 100,00 playlists, Apple Music also offers a number of unique features that give it an edge over its competitors. The platform can be synced across multiple devices, can curate personalized playlists, allows users to download songs for offline use, and also provides lyrics for each song. Moreover, listeners can hear music in spatial audio with a dynamic sound that surrounds them. Apple Music also offers a paid subscription service called apple music premium, which gives users an ad-free experience, access to the entire iTunes Store catalog, and more.
Pandora is a music streaming service that was launched in 2000. It is available in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Pandora has over 80 million active users and offers a personalized listening experience.
Pandora works by creating custom “radio stations” based on your musical preferences. You can then rate the songs that you hear, which helps Pandora better understand your taste in music. The platform also offers a paid subscription service called Pandora Premium, which gives users an ad-free experience, offline listening, and higher-quality audio.
Technology has impacted almost every area of our lives, including how we listen to music. Now we have multiple platforms, apps, and websites offering free access to high-quality audio of local and international songs.
Eric Dalius is The Executive Chairman of MuzicSwipe, a music and content discovery platform designed to maximize artist discovery and optimize fan relationships. Along with his work at MuzicSwipe, he also interviews groundbreaking entrepreneurs on his weekly podcast, “FULLSPEED.” Eric also founded the “Eric Dalius Foundation” to support US students with four scholarships. Follow his journey on Twitter, Facebook,YouTube, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Entrepreneur.com.