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Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head

Music Cloud Services Go Head To Head

Music cloud services have become hugely popular. These digital music lockers are making people pay for music again, and why not? These huge music libraries in the cloud have pretty much every song you could ever want. That is an amazing amount of convenience, made even better by the fact it streams to nearly any device. Music lovers can have high-quality streamed music with actually downloading it.

Music lovers are flocking to these digital boutiques to store and access their music.

Charles Caldas, chief executive of Amsterdam-based Merlin, said: “The market is showing that consumers are willing to pay for the portability of music,”

Thinking it is time to join in? Here are your options.

Spotify

Started as a Swedish start-up in 2008. Spotify offers it’s customers access to copyrighted music. There is a free version with adverts or you can subscribe from as little as €5 a month for it’s cheapest package. With the premium version you have unlimited streaming of music with no advertisements. It’s like a better version of YouTube as it has more choice, no adverts if you go premium and the music will definitely play and be of high quality. How annoying is it when a video on YouTube is not available in your country? Grr.

For a fee of €10 fee Spotify also lets it’s subscribers directly download music to their mobile phones via the cloud.

Apple’s iTunes
is slowly coming into the cloud music game by launching iTunes Match service. Launched in the United States last November, this is slowly heading to Europe. iTunes is the digital music market leader. iTunes Match allows subscribers to download copyrighted content via it’s cloud.

Google is also jumping into the game with Google Music. Google Music is only available in a few countries and not in the United Kingdom, or Europe yet. Thumbs down.

A Google official said.“We have only launched Google Music in the US at the moment and we have nothing to announce about any other countries at the moment – although we are very interested in expanding the service,”

Internet giant Amazon have also launched Cloud Player, a year after it announced Cloud Drive, Amazon’s online music locker, Amazon have revamped Cloud Player to compete with Apple’s iTunes.

Cloud Player has some really cool features like saving their customer’s MP3 purchases so they can be played on a customers Kindle Fire, Android device, iPhone or iPod Touch. Cloud Player will also scan your iTunes and Windows Media Player libraries and save them, saving you importing your music one-by-one. Which, personally, I think is a major selling point.

By Catherine Balavage

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