Weird article... I thought he actually made some good arguments for
Tunes are addictive for a while and then discarded.
Isn't that the whole point of subscriptions? Sure, in his example where he just wants to listen to one
album day & night for months
, that doesn't make sense. But if your taste is slightly broader (let's say a handful of albums) or your attention span shorter (let's say you're only into it a couple of weeks before you move on), it seems to me that the subscription model makes sense.
He seems to think that you need to listen to a gazillion songs (just because its available) in order for it to be worth it. Actually, it just needs to offset the cost of one album per month
. If music is truly 'discarded' anyway, you won't miss the fact that when you stop paying for the subscription you lose the music.
In my case, I listen to the same stuff for years!
Now, in that case I can see advantages to the buy model...