The good times are ending. Our Amazon Music trial is over next Thursday. The kids have listened to myriad show tunes and I’ve played Tomorrow The Green Grass on an endless loop while feeding the calves.
After this we’re facing a dilemma of renew or not. Definitely, as another song the kids play often, a First World Problem.
I have enjoyed being able to play anything as much as the kids, however, I’m still trying to wrap my brain around this new paradigm: paying to rent music.We’ve used Netflix for years and I take no issue with streaming movies and TV shows because you rarely watch them more than once. I am, on the other hand, possessive of music.
Through my college years I easily bought multiple used CD’s a month and joined BMG several times. I own this music, but when you quit paying for the streaming the music is gone.
There’s definitely something to be said about paying for an experience versus a thing. We get to try music we might never buy, and I don’t have to purchase albums by the fleeting bands my kids like today.
I think we’ll let it die for now, and explore this conundrum again at Christmas. How about you? Do you pay to stream? Why or why not?