Do you ever find yourself randomly thinking of songs during the day? I do, and this is the one that often comes to mind. One of the lyrics goes “Things are never as bad as they seem, so dream, dream, dream.” Do you find music to be inspirational as well?
It is funny about music isn’t it? No matter how much we listen to it, we still seem to enjoy the emotional and spiritual feeling it gives us. Lots of things in life say that they will make us happy. New possessions, relationships, ect. Yet how few things really give us happiness so unconditionally? Yes relationships and everything material is work, yet how easy music is for us to acquire and enjoy.
For example, I have shared in this blog many times and ways that I have had to adjust my music collection and I have been richly rewarded each time. Every service, every problem in dealing with a playlist has brought some kind of reward. I would have happily stayed with Rdio until they sold out, but now I found something better. Well something better for me. I don’t like the radio station approach to music. I am very specific in what I like, and I find most radio to be a complete waste of time. Even when you customize the songs you don’t like it still is harder to say no than just say yes to what you like.
I think in the future all content will be free. It will be cheaper than other forms of advertisement. Music I think is being transformed into “bait” into getting people to reveal themselves. Remember how Apple said that they used to identify the person who bought the music in the music itself? Now I think that streaming services are dying, artists are seeing that their effort isn’t worth it. The ones who benefit in this system are people who are using music to gather information on the people who listen to it.