Music streaming has conquered the world. In the market, we can choose from a variety of applications that offer access to a huge number of music tracks. Streaming has revolutionized the music world over the past few years. Streaming services Spotify, Deezer or Tidal have hundreds of millions of users, and the platforms themselves are already in the hundreds.
With streaming, a service user has unlimited access to a library of files (such as music albums) offered by a particular service. The most important feature of streaming media is that the subscriber does not download the songs they want to listen to. We can access streaming content from almost anywhere in the world – provided that we have access to the Internet and an appropriate device. Unsurprisingly, streaming has become a worldwide hit.
A streaming service is streaming (uninterrupted) broadcasting. The most obvious analogy is digital or cable TV. TV shows will continue to run even when you turn it off. But to view you need to pay, subscribe. It works the same with many streaming services.
The rule «The more people, the lower the cost per person» also works with streaming services. If you gather a group of loved ones and sign up for a family subscription, it will be much cheaper. The maximum number of participants ranges from 4 to 6 people, respectively, you can choose the most expensive tariff and divide the entire amount between your friends. Each individual person will have their own recommendations and browsing history, so the system will not cause any discomfort.
If earlier a music lover, as a rule, wanted to own some kind of musical product, now it is more profitable and more convenient for him to use it through the service. You don’t have to search for a CD on the shelf to listen to a track – you can find it with a simple streaming app anytime. This paradigm shift from a product model to a consumer-centric service model has predetermined the boom in subscription music streaming services.
Another advantage of music streaming is the ability to receive, with a paid subscription, not only listening to music without ads, but also in the highest sound quality.
Most users and industry experts will be confident that streaming is the future of music. People today want quick and easy solutions, and services like Spotify, Tidal or Deezer give us instant and legal access to almost any music. However, one should not forget about the rights of artists, without which streaming would not make sense, and large companies would not earn the astronomical sums that the world media write about.