Music, TV shows, and movies have all gone digital, and there are a number of streaming services to choose from. But if you’re going to pay for them, you’re going to want to read the fine print. Should you switch from Netflix to Hulu Plus? Is Spotify better than Grooveshark? This infographic breaks down the advantages and disadvantages of different streaming services and provides statistics on how quickly other consumers are adopting new technology.
Last.fm, a social Internet radio service that launched in 2002 and is now part of CBS Interactive, announced that it will convert is desktop client to purely to a subscription model and close it in most non-English speaking countries.
SoundCloud, a platform for recording and sharing music online, has just completed a round of funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers with participation from GGV Capital. The dollar amount was undisclosed, but according to the press release, the funds were raised to allow for further expansion and scaling for mobile and international markets. TechCrunch believes the amount is $50 million and that “SoundCloud’s founders Alexander Ljung and Eric Wahlforss are gunning to do what YouTube did in video, but for audio.”
Social network influence-measurement service Klout doubled its pleasure by doubling the total number of networks it factors into its ratings system, announcing the addition of Blogger, Tumblr, Flickr, Instagram, and Last.fm.
This week, ListAndPlay.com’s founder, Jonathan Bouman, launched a new TV mode for the service, which lets users input a single song to generate a 150-song playlist. He’s calling it “Your own MTV”.
If you like music, then you probably want to be able to stream it online, listen to your friends’ favorites, and share your favorites with friends. I have been looking for social music sites like these for the past few years, and have come up with a list of 5 streaming music sites that have great social features. Enjoy the list and please leave us a comment below about your favorite social music sites.
Every time I hear artists bellyaching that they are in the poorhouse because of the Internet, I wince in pain. Even if you’re not selling CD’s, there are a million and one other ways to parlay your musical success into a small fortune.
With the new Skype 3.0 we have access to Skype Extras which considerably extends possibilities of Skype and gives users to entertain and interact with each other. One of the greatest extra from my angle of view is Last.fm Internet Radio.