And why I’m sad I didn’t know about it sooner.
I have been a music connoisseur and seeker since the days I can remember. I would go out and buy CDs of musicians and bands I had never heard of, or only recognized by word of mouth, just to simply take in all that they were and created. I would scour online for free downloads, music, albums and everything that I could possibly find by any artist I knew (or didn’t know, in some cases) even a little bit about.
With the birth of iTunes, I was so happy to have all of my music in one, organized and simple to use space. Especially a space that could house so much music! The one downfall, though, was money. As we all know, it doesn’t grow on trees, and as a student, I definitely don’t have a budget to afford buying music to my heart’s content. This became a problem over the years, even with Pandora and YouTube and other music sites where one can listen, but not keep on a computer.
Another thing I was always very interested in was sharing my music with friends, and hearing the music they were interested in. Particularly those friends of mine who liked a wide variety of artists, especially ones that I had not heard of or listened to before.
Then, this week, I was introduced to… SPOTIFY. To my dismay, I had not known about this little speck from heaven sooner….