- Mar 26, 2003
I’ll tell you a story. From time immemorial (80’s) I purchased music. First on vinyl and audio tape, then segueing to CD in the 90’s. I have literally thousands of CDs and vinyl albums. I’ve spent tens of thousands on those albums.I'll never understand why people subscribe to services instead of buying products. I suppose it's a matter of accepting whatever the neighbour does, because if people used their minds instead of looking at the neighbour, this youtube service would have got below a dozen subscribers, and the transition from products to services wouldn't have happened. It's sad, because the right to own things might have its days numbered, considering how easy has been to fool people.
But not everyone can afford that, and for a measly $10/month you can have almost the totality of recorded music at your fingertips.
I, myself, switched to Spotify because the sheer convenience (and not having to rip my entire collection, which would be daunting). And while there’s the odd outlier not available on Spotify from my collection, most “normal” music is available (I listen to a lot of noise/musique concrète/weird music).
Why would you spend tens of thousands on stuff when the cost of two starbuck coffees gets you it all?