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Spotify vs Pandora

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Editor's review Page 1 of 5

Published 31 Jul 2014

When Apple handed over US$3 billion to rapper Dr. Dre and producer Jimmy Iovine for their Beats Electronics headphones business recently it signalled a probable change in the way that we will listen to music in the future. With technology moving at such a rapid pace it was only a matter of time before our music listening habits would be put to the test once again.

It all began, of course, with vinyl records and the radio being our main sources of listening pleasure. It wasn't until the 70's that the cassette and the much-loved 8 -track were introduced to the world. Then there was the development of the CD  in the 80's and that ruled the roost until iTunes come along and turned them into a thing of the past as well. Now it seems we are  heading in the direction of music streaming services as the main source of accessing the music that we love. Apple has had a lingering problem surrounding the actual 'ownership' of songs purchased on iTunes so its not really surprising that a shift from ownership to 'renting' music was on the cards. While it may not necessarily suit the artists involved in making the music, the music streaming juggernaut looks like being a major player in our musical entertainment and discovery - until the next big thing comes along.

Many of the main music streaming services are almost household names these days but, over the last couple of years, there...