The explosion of portable music subscription offerings is good news for home recording studio musicians and indie labels.Napster To Go, XM and Sirius satellite radio, iRadio, and MusicGremlin are all included.
An iPod owner buys music he or she already knows. A music subscriber pays for a “celestial jukebox” encompassing all existing music, removing the cost of experimentation. On-demand genre and mood-based playlists are not bound by radio rotation requirements, and are able to dig deeper into less mainstream music. Listeners get the benefit of discovering new artists they like.
With the launch of portable music subscription services, such as iRadio, Napster To Go, and MusicGremlin, and satellite radio, many more consumers will discover new music in the same way.
That’s great for independent music; crank up your home recording stuio and record away!