Fans Are Collateral Damage In The Streaming Music Wars

In many ways, it’s like we’re back in the early days of digital music fighting over codecs. Music fans can’t go to a single streaming service and get access to every artist’s material – particular artists may be on this or that service, podcasts might be on SoundCloud, and videos from YouTube. That leaves them the option of creating multiple accounts with multiple apps on their devices. Then they have to remember which services have which songs, and they can’t create playlists with all their favorite tracks across those services. And forget about sharing music with friends that may have different music service subscriptions. C’mon, how is this a good experience for the listener? – Kurt Bauer, Hypebot