With so many music and video Discovery services out there where content is readily available for free, why does anyone use BlackBerry Music or any media service that is currently selling digital downloads for anywhere between $1 and $20?
From a BlackBerry user’s perspective, it not only seems like I’m being ripped off, but it also affects the user experience. BlackBerry World is now cluttered with Top Albums, Top Movies, and Top TV Episodes. It’s sort of like Viagra emails. There’s someone out there that is getting Viagra spam, clicking the links, purchasing Viagra and thus feeding the spammers who in turn send out more emails. If everyone would just stop purchasing, the market would have to adjust and we’d see more services offering subscription-based music, video and content.
Read the rest of The Oatmeal’s hilarious take on the music industry at this link.
If you’re looking for some cool free music discovery services, check out:
You can even watch movies for free using the following apps:
So again, why would you pay for music or movies?
What do you think? Do you pay for digital downloads on BlackBerry? Help me understand why.