Close-Up Music

Creative Close-Up: Which Music Streaming Service is Best for You?

October 26, 2015

I love music, doesn’t matter if it’s rock, jazz, pop, metal or maybe a little country, I just love music. Over the years, music streaming has become the norm. Who can remember Napster? Now we have Apple, Rhapsody, Pandora, Spotify, and now there is Tidal.

When iTunes came on the scene, I came aboard with it. Now I’m trying Apple Music, so far so good, but it needs more bug fixing. I also have an account with Spotify. It was premium, but now it’s a free account. Crazy yes, but that’s how I work.

Both Apple Music and Spotify are pretty good. At first I couldn’t tell which quality of sound was perfect. The winner goes to Apple, because it’s sound is near perfection. Tidal is the new kid on the block of music streaming. They claim that they’re the first music service with High Fidelity sound quality, High Definition music videos. I have no doubt that it’s true. As we all know Jay-Z and 17 other artists including Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj, Madonna, to name a few is behind this new service. Since it’s existence earlier this year, people have been very critical about it. Dogging it out really. Read the recent article.

I am trying the 30-day free trial. Now I don’t think that I will reach 30 days, I might just decide in the next few weeks. I just like to try the competition. At the end of the day, I’ll stick with Apple. Competition makes business go round. Each music streaming service has its pro and cons, but is Apple better than Spotify, no. Is Spotify better than Apple? No. Is Tidal better than either Spotify or Apple? No.

The point I’m trying to make is that there is no better or the best music streaming service, but we do make the choice about which one we like the most, the one we feel the most comfortable with. Only we, the consumer have the choice to make or break the product.





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