Is Possession Nine-Tenths of the Digital Music Law? - Page 2
An issue likely to effect everyone is the coverage of streaming services. You end up reliant on their uncatalogued to meet your music tastes and experiences. But what about older albums, bootlegs, live recordings etc? In some services you can be surprised at the absence of even mainstream artists. It wasn't that long ago a band from Liverpool called The Beatles were first allowed into the iTunes store!
We've all been at a party when you're dancing .. or rather eating and drinking … to a soundtrack. You're enjoying the sounds, getting into the groove, when suddenly the music stops. Cheers and a round of applause spread around the room. Of course, this can be funny if the DJ slipping up once or twice. However it's more often that an Internet connection has been lost, and this can happen for indefinite periods or frequently across one period. This kind of mishap is less likely to happen if music is stored on your own network. It certainly means you’re able to fix the problem yourself and not wait for an Internet provider to solve the problem on your behalf.
So which is best? There's quite clearly some great benefits in media streaming. There's also plenty of reasons why I still feel the need to manage my music locally. Perhaps using both for different purposes will continue to be the best option.