Streaming versus Downloading: What Are They Good for?
by: David Jennings
I have a theory that the way we get to know music is a bit like the way we get to know potential mates. After the initial attraction, there’s a flirting, getting-to-know-you stage; and then there’s a going steady stage. One difference is that, with music, polygamy is fine, and it’s OK to be going steady and promiscuous at the same time!
I’m interested in how these stages relate to discover-versus-ownership and to streaming-versus-downloading. It’s too simplistic to say streaming = discovery = flirting (= the new radio?) while downloading = ownership = commitment (= the new record collection?), but nevertheless it seems plausible that there might be some connection between these behaviours.
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