Well, what we have so far, at least, and working from what’s available to stream on those mediums. More lists to come!
If you love a piece of music you find, then don’t hesitate to buy it.
— NPR’s Stephen Thompson via Does Using Spotify Make You A Bad Person?
Music-streaming services really don’t exploit performers. Songwriters, though—that’s another story.
As more music becomes available for free online, concepts of music ownership start to break down. A musician, a songwriter and Spotify’s director of Artist Services share their viewpoints on the ongoing controversy over royalty payments made by streaming services.
Here they are: All of our Best Music of 2012 lists in handy-dandy Spotify and Rdio playlist form!
2012 has been a strange year for content creators — authors, producers, musicians. It was a year when the very idea of physical ownership of a book or CD or even a song file became almost passe.
It was also the year in which music-streaming services like Spotify and Pandora launched major efforts to convince people to pay for something they didn’t own. But it’s been slow going.
Whether you’re having turkey, turducken, tofurkey or fish tacos, Thanksgiving is about family, food and the soul-deadening stress of logistics. So here’s a mix designed to help you keep your mind on the bonding-fueled feast that justifies it all.
Illustration: Paulo Lopez/NPR
We sure do listen to a lot of music at the office. Like, obsessively. So… culled from All Songs Considered, Alt.Latino, features from our blogs (The Record, Deceptive Cadence, A Blog Supreme), and stories heard on our air, we’ve started a Spotify playlist simply titled, “What NPR Music Is Listening To.” Right now, it’s got everything from Neil Young to KRS-One to Taylor Swift to Titus Andronicus to Miguel Zenon to Holly Herndon to Pig Destroyer. Subscribe now and we’ll be adding a slew of new tracks every week.