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Old 02-09-2011, 06:00 PM
Todd Klein
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Default Field of Streams: Ranking the Best Streaming Music Services

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5750415/the-best-streaming-music-service' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5750415/the-best...g-music-service</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The era of listening to any song, at any moment, in any location is fast approaching. While we're not quite there yet, a handful of on-demand music services have come close."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1296863727.usr112503.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>Gizmodo has done some heavy lifting sifting through various streaming music services. &nbsp;After narrowing the list down to 4, they rank Grooveshark, MOG, Rdio, and Rhapsody along a continuum that includes features, catalogue size, monthly service cost, and the breadth of devices the service can be played on.</p><p>Based on their rankings, relative upstarts MOG and Rdio seem to have overtaken industry stalwart Rhapsody despite the latter's longevity (still barely passable Chrome functionality, really?). &nbsp;All of these have yet to carve out profitable niches, and still must compete against personalized radio services like Pandora. &nbsp;That said, the true winner is a service you can't get in the US. &nbsp;Spotify is touted by industry pundits as the best streaming service not available in America. &nbsp;Why? &nbsp;No deals with the labels. &nbsp;Someday, all of this will integrate with each of our devices wherever we are. &nbsp;Until then, we're on our own to create an individualized music experience.</p>
 
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