I have had about enough of Pandora and their advertising. I think I am going to officially adopt Turntable.fm as my main music source.
So a little background will be helpful.
I committed years ago to listen to free music. It’s not that I think artists shouldn’t be paid, I think they should. But as a young professional, mindful of my expenses and working to keep overhead low, I enjoy listening to music for free. I don’t download tracks from iTunes, I don’t purchase physical CD’s (uh, it’s 2011, who does that anymore), and no digital albums.
None of that is of interest to me. I like streaming services, the ones that you can turn on in the background as you work, play or rest. And I like accessing all of it from any device Pandora was great at this, that is until they went public and are now lifting up and shaking all the cushions to get every little penny out of the service.
Pandora, I had no idea you were going into the PIMP business? Please, Don’t! Stick to what you know best, the music business. I use your service for music, not to find women (or to buy a ring for that woman). Don’t ruin a good thing.
Enter Turntable.fm. It’s great! You can find and enter random “rooms” where DJ’s are playing great music – non stop. You can also share the experience with friends. And guess who is not allowed in the room? ADVERTISERS.
Here’s to hoping they are smart and it stays that way.