It wasn’t too long ago when music lovers thought it inconceivable to part with physical mediums such as CDs or vinyl records in favor of digital files, but now most people seem to embrace the idea. Digital music’s proof of the success came earlier this year when statistics showed that the music industry grew in 2012, in terms of the revenue generated. Sure, it was not a huge growth being a mere 0.3%; however, it was the first time grown has been recognized since 1999, which makes it a huge deal for the industry.
So what is it about smart phones that make it so good for music consumption?
First and foremost, it offers a way for music lovers to really connect with digital music. Music is often said to allow the expression of a person’s identity, and what better way to express this identity than through a device that you carry around pretty much 24 hours a day?
A Smartphone is not like a traditional mobile phone – you are able to choose the apps you want to have, the layout of the phone and customize many other aspects of its use, so that the device becomes deeply personal to you. With providers like Mobi-data, you can connect to anywhere whilst on the go and listen to your favorite tunes whenever you like. So rather than a physical medium such as a CD, many people are now able to form a relationship with their smart phones instead.
Music services offered through smart phones have also come a long way since their first introduction. Customers can now expect seamless operation when they download, stream or subscribe to their favorite music service, such as iTunes. From helping to discover new music, buying it and also sharing tunes with others, the various apps available offer good functionality as well as competitive pricing.
Instead of being stuck with the same old tunes on your iPod or any other digital music player until you access a computer at home to download new music, you can now access your digital music shop wherever you are. This is an incredibly powerful benefit for music fans that come across a new tune or artist when they are out and about, as they can find and buy this music right away. This helps to ensure a steady flow of new music on your smart phone, so that you don’t get bored of what you are listening to.
Apart from providing easy access to music, listeners are also able to buy only the tunes they want, rather than having to buy the entire albums. Again, this helps to personalize your smart phone device to reflect your musical taste. It is no coincidence that the popularity of compilations have really increased in recent years, as digital devices such as smart phones have really helped the growth of using playlists, by making it easy and fun to find as well as compile your own list of music.
Last but not least, as well as being easy to use and extremely portable, today’s smart phone technology satisfies the fundamental requirement of offering good sound quality. Music buffs are not hearing ‘digital’ sounds but real music, making smart phones an effective mood enhancer and an important way of experiencing music.