The internet has become a real force in Australian music, and now it’s also an ever-present option for the industry.
So how do you make the best of all these options and ensure you have the most bang for your buck?1.
Make it simple, but do it wellSo many of us rely on Spotify and Apple Music to keep our music on the road, but how do we make our own music work well on these services?
We want to get a sense of how popular the music services are, and whether or not we would consider subscribing to a Spotify account if we were to try them out.
We looked at the Spotify and iTunes catalogs and used the charts of the year to identify the most popular artists and songs in Australia, based on the number of active subscriptions in each service.
Spotify was clearly the most dominant player, but not by a long shot.
Spotify had almost three times as many subscribers as iTunes in 2013, but it’s still not the most subscribed service, according to the data.2.
Put the artist firstIf you’re a fan of a band or artist and are willing to pay for a monthly subscription, there’s no reason why you couldn’t opt for a subscription to one of the big four.
We’ll talk more about why you should subscribe to one below.
However, you need to be careful when you subscribe to a service that doesn’t have a dedicated artist section.
Artists can only be listed on Spotify for a short period of time and then they have to be removed from the service.
That means if you want to keep a favourite artist, you’d need to go back and pay for it again and again.3.
Use a single artistThe first thing you need when subscribing to Spotify or Apple Music is to be able to choose the artist that you want.
Spotify’s artist section lets you pick from over 1,600 artists, while Apple Music lets you select a specific artist to stream on your device.
However it’s not just the artists you choose that makes a difference.
There are also some major differences in how you can access the service from your computer.
You can download songs from your library on your phone, and when you tap the artist icon on a song on your smartphone or tablet, Spotify automatically plays it to you.
However, you can’t download a song from your phone onto your computer or tablet.4.
Limit the number you subscribeTo ensure that your subscription to Spotify is tailored to you, we tried to make it as easy as possible to limit how many you have.
In our case, we limited the number that we subscribed to to a single person.5.
Avoid paying for music through multiple servicesAt first glance, it might seem that streaming music from a music service like Spotify or iTunes is much more expensive than streaming from other sources.
However there are a few things that you can do to minimise the cost of your subscription.
You might consider using a third-party streaming service, like Rdio, that will automatically download your music to your device when you connect to a streaming service like Apple Music.
You can also try to sign up for a free trial subscription on a new music streaming service.
However if you’re in the market for a streaming subscription, it’s important to make sure that you don’t get charged more than what you’re paying for.
Spotify and Rdio both have a £5 per month price tag and can get you music for around £2 per month, while the iTunes Music Store is £7.99 per month.
Spotify has the most affordable subscription, so you might be able see a cheaper price in future.
The next thing to consider is how much you are willing or able to spend on music.
You’ll be spending money on your music in the long run if you are going to subscribe to multiple services.
For example, if you plan to subscribe for four or more services, it will probably be cheaper to pay monthly for Spotify than it would be to buy music for that amount from Apple or Rdio.
However the fact is, there is always the chance that you might not be able afford the subscription.
If you don, you’ll have to pay more than you would if you signed up for one of Spotify’s free trials, Rdio or Apple’s own Music Unlimited service.
You could also be in the same boat if you have a high-end phone, so paying for more than one service will likely be more costly than it is if you only want to listen to one artist or album.
How do you know which music service to choose?
Here’s what you need for your Spotify or iPhone:You can also download Spotify’s music from the internet, but you’ll be downloading a song’s full-length track.
The same applies for Apple Music or Rdios, but only the track is downloaded.
You may have to download an extra song to your computer, too.
We’ve included some links to Spotify and the official app for all three services,