How Streaming Services Have Changed the Way We Listen to Music

There was a time when, if you wanted to hear the latest release of your favorite band, you had to listen to the radio, hoping that the DJ would air it sometime during the day. Or you had to pop into a record store and buy the artists’ album.

In the early days, music was sold on vinyl, then the music cassette came out. With the advent of digital music, that media were replaced by shiny CDs. More than 30 years ago, the first TV network entirely dedicated to music was born.

Still, in those days, we needed a CD player, a TV or a radio to be entertained by our favorite songs.

Twenty years ago, no one would have imagined that the newly born internet would have changed the music business forever. Streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, or Pandora let us have access to an unlimited collection of music. All genres and artists are represented, from the most famous ones to the smaller budget indie productions.

All we need is an internet connection and, in most cases, a small monthly subscription. With our smartphone and a pair of good earphones, we can bring our music everywhere without the need for physical media.

But what if you are passionate about having good music pumping through old-style loudspeakers? Here’s a tip on how to achieve that big sound without obsolete gear. You need a good computer, for example, a quality second hand macbook and a sound card (better if it’s an external audio interface) that can be connected to a set of active loudspeakers.

With this setup, it’s guaranteed you’ll get the big sound that you love so much!

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