It’s almost official: MySpace is planning on launching a music subscription next year. Given the company’s roots and current situation, the strategy is probably the company’s last, best hope at revival and relevance.
The only reason streaming web music hasn’t completely killed all other forms of music distribution is the fact that it’s not available when you’re traveling across wireless networks – say, in a car. Well hold on to your hats and start canceling your satellite radio subscriptions, Pandora is taking to the road.
I didn’t start using a mobile device to rock me some of that sweet, sweet sissy bounce until I got my Android smart phone last year. I figured I’d need such a device to do justice to the music. Little did I know I could have done it with grandma’s candlestick telephone.
According to an article in Scientific American published in July of 1892, the…