An Infographic of my musical playback history Feb 2011- Feb 2012 from lastgraph
So it was with interest I learnt of the new music service from The Lounge.
The Lounge is a full music streaming service with a large on-demand music album catalogue, play back from commercial and public broadcast services and audio hardware integration with Pure Radio devices.
The subscription for the full service – support of streaming your playlists etc. to devices and playing music on-demand is available for a reasonable £4.99/month*. (*only in available in the UK)
So it does make good competition for Spotify at least in the UK.
Will I move service?
No, not at present. I am not ready to move across. Why?
- However, that integration with Facebook is a feature I enjoy and appreciate.
Finally the effort of curation and assembling playlists all over again, is a barrier too far. Not inconsiderably effort has gone into their assembly and now they’re created in Spotify, they are shareable and subcribable. To lose that library of musical taste and disconnect from the sphere of musical sharing is not something I can not stomach.
The Infographic from lastgraph (at the top of the post) is a great example of the app and service I benefit from the extensibility from Spotify and Last.fm – the “limitations” in catalogue are bearable for service amenities such as these.
So what do you think? Is the The Lounge for you?