now streams any album content

blue_water_melons.pngKind of. See this and this. It only allows you to listen to a specific track three times. After that you need to purchase it from a download site. Hey, three times is better than nothing.

The other footnote in the announcement was that unsigned artists could also upload music for streaming and get a little bit revenue from anyone playing the song. I don’t know how much, but I suspect it will be tiny amounts.

It’s interesting. Pandora does not have the same deals in place, so it could only stream inside US, just now. And it tends to repeat itself. So if you like to possibly hear the same tracks and be frustrated now and then, use Pandora. If you want to hear any music, but one track only three times, use

Somehow I think consumers would prefer something between these two extremes.


  1. three times is enough for those little rats out there to record the stream lol

  2. That is indeed why such a restriction will not stop anyone from digitally copying tracks from

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