Heads in the Cloud?


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What about those people who

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 12, 2009 - 3:26pm.

What about those people who still got dial up broadband and slow connection speeds? :) They choose to listen online radio stations on dialup mono or aac+ quality, and they are wuite many out there

I think that ?music as a

Submitted by brent simpson (not verified) on November 12, 2009 - 3:30pm.

I think that “music as a service” is probably inevitable … but its becoming really apparent to people on the southern side of the equator that we’re just being left out with no idea of when we’ll get access to the party. So the pirate party is still attractive. In New Zealand we’ve already been restricted from Last.fm, never had access to Pandora or Spotify, and often on eMusic (which I pay for) I still get the “this music is not available in your country” message. I’m plugging the Free Music Archive run by WFMU most of the time as an alternative.

Anonymous: We totally hear

Submitted by Casey on November 12, 2009 - 4:44pm.

Anonymous: We totally hear you on the people on dial-up (or even without internet). Which is why we’re very much behind the fact that the FCC is putting together a National Broadband Plan. We only hope that it’s credible and gets cheaper and better service to more people. The lack of competition in the broadband marketplace — even in areas where high-speed internet is available — is pretty galling. But that’s another story.

Brent: It’s always good to hear perspectives from other parts of the world. We would’ve thought that at least Spotify would be available in Australia, but such is the difficulties of international licensing in a networked world. We hope that this changes soon, so you can have a chance to participate in a legitimate digital marketplace where there’s at least the shot of compensating creators.

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