Streaming Services and the End of Music Collection – Variety
And there’s simply no room for your 10,000 meticulously tagged MP3s in a world of an always-available 40 million songs.
This is probably true, and it makes me a bit sad, but as Rian van Der Merwe points out on Twitter:
This article generally rings true, but I think it misses a few trends:
1) The vinyl resurgence
2) The rise of hi-res music platforms like @HDtracks
3) Music collection software like @roonlabs
But I’ll admit those will probably remain on the fringes. https://t.co/GhpIaMdxmR
— Rian van der Merwe (@RianVDM) December 27, 2017
And it continues with another probably true statement…
What has also changed is how we consume music, which devices we use to listen to it, how we find and rediscover songs, and how we share them with the world.
But harrumph and balderdash and who’s this “we” he’s referring to? I listen to music almost exclusively on vinyl, so my music collection and collecting isn’t going anywhere. Get off my lawn, Roettgers! 🙂