Some writers like to write in silence, just pounding away at the keyboard in silence with the only sound being that of the fans in the computer and the click of the keys of the keyboard. Some writers are like me, always having music playing in the background. I am always listing to music, at home writing, at the gym and at the airport waiting for a flight.
Music is a big part of my life, and as a result I am always looking for new music to listen to. The music industry knows that there are many people who are like me – always listing to music and always searching out new music.
Worldwide Digital Music Revenues in 2006 was $2.9 billion. Six years (2011) later it is $14.8 billion. Growth = 486%
Worldwide Music Industry Revenues in 2006 was $60.7 billion. Six years (2011) later it is $67.6 billion. Growth = 11%
It is clear to see that digital music is the strongest growing segment of the music industry, and is the future of music.
Even though Pandora and other ‘digital radio’ are a good way to listen to music, people still like to buy music, have collections and share them with their friends. For me, the best way to do this is with 8tracks.com
I listen to it, like I would to a digital radio, but I get to also have the social media experience by putting up my own mixes. This allows me to contribute my own ‘digital radio’ station. For me, this is the future of music, collect, share, discover – social music.
Since 8Tracks.com has iPhone and Android apps, I can listen anywhere on my phone, and I can even make mixes right off the music on my phone. The future is truly here.
As you can tell, I am ‘sold’ on 8tracks.com and can’t not say enough positive things about it.
So, to help share (and to make it easier for me to listen to these on the fly), below you will find my latest mix, as well as some of my favorite mix from other members of 8track.com
aNILESation Alternative Rap Fuck My Head Up Mix – mix by pusz4frog
Havin’ gr8 fun goin’ to Heaven and Hell – mix by iyamdman
indie rock, pop and swingy rock
Fun at the Office #1 – mix by RickyRoll
True Love for the Heartless – mix by myopenshirt
rock, alternative, techno, hip hop
Sweet dreams are made of these – mix by Missyem Savannah
dubstep, electronic, dance, tance
Alternative music for alternative people – mix by silent-alarmm
indie, alternative, rock, folk
Wha wha wha WHAT IS Duh duh duh DUBSTEP? – mix by iyamdman
Just keep going – mix by BrockUgirl
indie, hip hop, rock, dance
Slushbox Hellcat – mix by myopenshirt
rock, alternative rock, indie, dance
feelgood – mix by muzik3
rock, dance, techno
Clap Hands For Spaced Out Music – mix by sonic schmidt
indie, dance, rock, rap and house
Island Tunes – mix by michellebda27
reggae, island music