Recently music services such as these have become the black sheep of the industry--popular among consumers but cursed by the content creators. But are these services really worse for artists than iTunes?
Digital music service Rdio today introduced free, on-demand streaming music--"free" being the key point here. No registration. No credit cards. No downloads. And best of all, no ads. The San Francisco-based startup is providing instant access to its catalog of more than 12 million songs. For no cost.
Fast Company introduces a new series of interviews, in which we ask CEOs and others to don the futurist's wizard hat and gaze into our crystal ball. Our first interview, on the future of music, is with Drew Larner, the CEO of Rdio.