Farewell to the iPod, the device that ushered in too much choice

As Apple’s pioneering digital player shuffles into the sunset, has its legacy delivered on its promise?

I still use and totally love my original iPod classic. You can pack a lot of songs into 160GB.


Source: Farewell to the iPod, the device that ushered in too much choice | Rebecca Nicholson | The Guardian

The brakes have been slammed on audio streaming’s growth in the UK. Is the US next?

Are the world’s biggest music markets headed towards an era where streaming growth plateaus, in the same way it has in the ‘early adopter’ Scandinavian territories?

The latest data, at least on a volume basis, suggests so.

It will be interesting to see what happens with streaming goes in the next 12 months but I think that the concept of “live streaming” gigs instead of live music in venues will rise but that’s for another article 🙂


Source: The brakes have been slammed on audio streaming’s growth in the UK. Is the US next? – Music Business Worldwide