Posts Tagged Radio

Twitter #Music brings iTunes, Rdio and Spotify together


It is called critical mass.

When you have critical mass you can pull off just about anything.

Who would have thought that competing music platforms like Apple iTunes would be playing nicely (no pun intended) with (streaming / digital music) newbies Spotify and Rdio?

Twitter‘s new service #music  – https://music.twitter.com – just pulled off something many industry watchers didn’t even dare dream about in their best recording-studio-high moment.

How Twitter #Music works:

1. Users can  listen to a few seconds of the (Popular, Emerging, Suggested, Now Playing, Me) music through iTunes Preview

2. To play full tracks users can select Spotify or Rdio and link it to their Twitter #Music account.

After allowing Twitter to access your information, you go through the dialogue to sign into your Spotify [Premium] or Rdio account.

I think Rdio is going to emerge the winner out of this collaboration because unlike Spotify, you don’t require a premium account with Rdio to run your Twitter #Music application.

How does Twitter make money in this? Twitter users like us will now stay longer #scratchhair

Where does this leave Pandora?

Enjoy the visuals!

Landing page Play full track Rdio login 2 Rdio login 3 Rdio login 4 Rdio login Rdio play full track 2 Rdio Play full track Spotify login Spotify premium

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Radio was made for the Trotro – Laugh!!


I don’t particularly like a blaring radio when in a trotro.

I like it even less when it is some dude on the radio screaming, telling jokes and random pithy statements.

Then everyone starts laughing, laughing with strangers and suddenly chumming, all at something the radio presenter said.

Then I start smiling (at this dumb joke on the radio or the thought that other passengers are laughing at this dumb joke?)

Then smiles turn to laughter as the joke hit my Ghanaian soul and I enjoy the Laugh.

Lessons:

Don’t take yourself too seriously.

A joke is supposed to be just that – a joke. It qualifies to be called a joke if it is ribald, dumb, smart or plain slapstick or some radio presenter screaming  at the top of his voice.

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