Everything knows what death looks like. Even chickens.
Central Park on a warm autumn night is cool on the skin, the tang of changed leaves fluttering in soft breezes. Runners and cyclists and couples circle around the loops of pavement weaving between trees, but the real breath of the park is in the dark forest trails where it’s empty except for lights as snow-white as crystals melting in the sun.
The tunnel of purple-dark trees is blanketed with changed leaves: oranges and golds and scarlets flicking in the fingertips of wind brushing the treetops.
Apple Music has gotten a lot of attention since being announced on June 30.
Personally, I haven’t been convinced that Apple is offering anything new with the service. If you’re just a distributor, that really only gives you so many options when it comes to distinguishing your service from another service.
So how does it really compare when it comes to paying out royalties, music discovery, and more? Megan Liscomb of TakeLessons offered me this great infographic that broke down Apple Music’s offerings when compared to Pandora, Spotify, Tidal and YouTube.
Apparently, Pandora is dead last in song selection and YouTube pays the worst royalties (although ad money on YouTube has the potential to make you a YouTube millionaire).
Check out the infographic below:
Apple Music is the latest and greatest to enter a crowded space: the streaming music market. Like the other big new competitor, Tidal, Apple Music is only going to offer paid subscriptions, instead of ad-sponsored free music.
But why? Why is any company even bothering to enter this space?
There is no streaming music market. Period. Really, there’s no proof that people are wiling to pay for digital music at all.