Click the photo for a 30 second tour of the last 30 years in music.
MySpace had a big impact on the evolution of music consumption & even the music industry. That was pretty neat for me, because before I was a dotcom nerd, I was a singer in a rock band. Presumably I should have a strong opinion and some insight into the arms race between Spotify, Turntable.FM, RDIO, Rhapsody, Last.fm, Grooveshark, and... did I forget someone? I've thought about giving all these new services a spin, but I really haven't been able to find the time.
Truth is, I've long favored the subscription model for music, and I signed up for Rhapsody years ago (even when, at the time, MySpace offered free access to the same catalog), because Rhapsody was easier & faster than the MySpace web interface. Search & play, that's it. I didn't really care about showing off my playlists, discovering songs from my friends, or any of that "social" music stuff. No doubt that's extremely fun stuff, but if you're busy (which I was), you haven't got time for that. Search & play was just fine.
I'm sure when I hit a slow patch in my life and am looking for a new interest, I'll really dive in and pick my favorite music service. In fact, I'm looking forward to it. Right now, I've got too many other fun things distracting me from the "social" music experience. Anyway, all this was just an excuse to share this really cool .GIF.