According to the latest research, young people are streaming music rather than buying. University students believe online streaming offers more, with options to personalize favorites and have access to new and upcoming tunes instantly, by using apps such as Pandora, Spotify, and 8tracks. Young people claim that buying music doesn’t make any sense when everything is accessible online at any time. With instant access, many believe there is no point in paying for music anymore. The question is how does that affect the entertainment industry? Many artists solely depend on sales to stay in business. What is the alternative, if any? All these questions are being examined as we speak; however, is there a solution?
- Young listeners opting to stream, not own music (cnn.com)
- Young listeners show that Downloads and DVDs are out, streaming is officially in (ijrnews.com)
- With iOS 6, users will be able to stream music through iTunes Match (thetechblock.com)