Many of the leading music radio players in the consumer space made comments after yesterday’s announcement from Apple about its launch into the music streaming or Internet radio market.
As an Internet entrepeneur who launched streaming services back in 2001 for business audio and video streaming (but clearly too early for mass market availability) I thought their comments were interesting in that some highlighted the issue that the consumer market has with service names. For example, when is a service a ‘radio’ and when is it a streaming service?
Some also commented on how a device / technology centric business like Apple (and Google) are going to attract a larger (wider) market than the established bug players such as Spotify if they are fixed to their own operating systems.
Streaming an audio file to play live rather than downloading it to play when ever will always be challenged by networks bottlenecks and wi fi signal strengths.
Downloading music to play will continue to be the best most reliable and ‘business level’ way for organisations to deliver quality music to their business environments.