MUSIC IN THE CLOUD
Much like the Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame. the cloud music scene is full of rockstars with unique personalities. Here we “break down the band” and the features that make each one worth a listen.
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ITUNES MATCH - "THE BOY WONDER"
ITunes Match may be fairly new to the music
scene, but it’s backed up by one of the industry’s
top brands, Apple. With the ability to sync your
music to a number of devices and buy songs
under your Apple ID, you can enjoy these hits
anywhere you go. Only time will tell if Match will
make it big.
SPOTIFY "EURO SUPERSTAR"
17 million+ Free, $5—$l0/mo. 15 million+.
This European first made a splash across the
pond with apps for iOS, BB, Windows, Web,
Symbian and Android. Spotify’s climb to the top
of the charts is in full swing. Recently teaming
up with Facebook has made Spotify the topic of
everyone’s status updates. With full library
access, you’re sure to find your favorite tunes.
GOOGLE MUSIC “TEEN POP STAR”
Undisclosed (installed on 200 million devices)
If you’re an Android user, no doubt you’re familiar
with this Music Star. Purchased songs are
automatically added to your account and are
available instantly on your web player via
Android. With over 200 million devices
supporting it, Google Music seems to be
everywhere, but whether or not it will strike a
hit is yet to be seen.
RHAPSODY “THE LEGEND”
Rhapsody is a legend in the cloud-based music
scene. Rhapsody launched its career in late 2001,
years before many of Its peers hit the music
scene. Rhapsody users have unlimited access to
its library, and can stream music online or
download for offline use.
AMAZON CLOUD PLAYER "THE LABEL REP”
This isn’t just your average player. Working for
a big brand like Amazon gives you access to a
ton of music. You can listen to your music
collection and buy songs with 1-click. The first
250 uploads are free, but after that Amazon
Cloud takes its fair cut for more storage.
PANDORA “THE BEAT”
FREE, $99/mo, $36/yr.
Setting the tempo for the band is key. Good thing
Pandora was classically trained by the Music
Genome Project. Fans can like, unlike or skip
songs, which are analyzed to create a custom
playlist. With Pandora you can also buy songs or
albums on the spot at various online retailers, but
it’s only available in the U.S.
RDIO “THE MANAGER”
When it comes to finding and sharing new
talent, RDIO is your go-to source. With access to
millions of songs and the ability to follow artists
and other influencers, you can discover music
Iike never before. Use RDIO on a computer,
smartphone, tablet or Sonos speakers and
change the way you find music.
SONGZA “NEW TALENT”
18 million +
1 million downloads in 10 days
Looking for that perfect new sound? We’ve
found It. With expert-made playlists, Songza’s
refined sound is helping people find the right
music for every occasion. While you can’t build
VLK own stations, Songza allows you to choose
stations based on your mood, event or time of
day. This is definitely a new talent to listen to.
TURNTABLE.FM 'THE HOUSE DJ’
Meet your resident social DJ.Turntable is as
much a social experience as it is music. Hang
out with new people while discovering new
music, which you can buy or add to your own
playlists. You can even take a spin at DJng and
win over the crowd!
MOG “THE FAN CLUB”
MOG believes in the quality of music. This
"ultimate music fan” has audio streaming at
320 Kbps. At this quality, tunes just sound
better. Choose from radio stations, playlists or
hand-picked albums from music pros.
Rediscover why you love music at home or
on the go.