Illusion of Streaming

Alexis Petridis looks at the illusion of music choice where, when listeners have access to everything, they retreat to time-worn habits.

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Listening to the radio, television, and reading music press isn’t likely to come back, but their gatekeeping role is sorely missed.

It had its problems, but so did the modern system. It’s freeing to access nearly everything, but some guidance wouldn’t go astray.