I am a member of Generation Napster.
I have spent well over $1500 in CD collecting to date, a habit I stopped because I got tired of spending money on songs that I really didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want. iTunes came up with the next best solution - buy a song at a time. But you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really own it; youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re limited to how many computers you can have it on and the like.
Ultimately, I had hoped for a better solution because I rarely hear music that I HAVE to have in order for my life to be complete anyway.
Enter SoundPedia.com. I can listen to whatever band I am in the mood for anytime IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m on the web, FOR FREE. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s also legal which is an added bonus to the whole scenario since Napster, iMesh, Ares, and a mess of others who do the file sharing network thing allow you to get free stuff at the expense of your law abiding citizen.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a pretty trick; I can build my own playlists, look up comedians, or check out the new stuff from Linkin Park. This is very similar to Ã¢â‚¬ËœPandoraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ but the main difference is that Ã¢â‚¬ËœSoundPediaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ can be used anywhere on the planet, not just the United States. I like the interface better as well.
OBTW, advertisers who want my attention: your paying for my audio services makes me want to see more advertising. Seems like an obvious solution too; they want me to look and I want ____.
So the quest is over. The struggle has ended. My laptop, and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll bet my phone very soon, are now the portal to all the audio content I could want.