I have wide-ranging tastes, but you won’t find me listening to country or rap — but I will listen to contemporary bluegrass.
And I found NoiseTrade and find that I enjoy about one out of every four or five artists there. Hence, I post several NoiseTrade free downloads. But I feel guilty not tipping. The workman deserves his wages, as Paul said. But it’s been costing way too much. I think I may have a NoiseTrade addiction problem.
So I’m trying out Apple Music. I never got on board with Spotify because I really need a service that works with iTunes. And I like iTunes because I can sync my phone, my mini-iPad, and computer’s collections. I can share songs with my kids. And I can play the same songs from an old, repurposed iPod Touch in my car.
I’m on the three-month free trial of Apple Music, and I’m loving it. For example, if I have one or two songs from an artist that I enjoy, I can easily navigate to the iTunes store and find what else that artist has recorded. If I like it, I can download that artist’s entire life’s work to my computer, phone, etc. Or I can listen two or three times, decide it’s not that good, and delete it — at no marginal cost.
So I’m listening to the less popular Pink Floyd and Paul Simon albums to see whether I care for songs not in their Greatest Hits. And I’m checking out albums by Miggs and LEVV and other groups I found on NoiseTrade. This is fun. And as is so often true of Apple products, it works the way it ought to work. If there’s something I think the software should do, well, it does it.
Bottom line: I’m still addicted, but my addiction only costs $10.00 per month. Oh, and I’m writing a series on the Revelation. While listening to Pink Floyd’s Animals. Only makes sense, what with all the beasts and dragons and such like.