What is the next step after streaming?

Vinyl > CD > Downloads > Streaming services > what next?

Cranial implants

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paying to stream your own thoughts back to yourself but losing privacy and ownership of them via “the cloud” in the process imo. That would be top babylon.

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Artists performing for you in your house

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Cutting dubs with a 3D printer.

Making your own tunes.

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full circle

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3D print your own chamber ensemble.

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Telepathic transmissions. But the signal to noise ratio though.

Everyone thinks they’re an artist…

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Computers that make custom music based on your mood

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But think it’ll move in circles like things usually tend to. Buying and owning music will be seen as cool again one day. Kanye West and Daft Punk will have a meeting about it with Jay Z. People will pay a monthly fee to cratedig.

Implanting memories of hearing songs, live performances?

or drones with loudspeakers that follow you around.

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ThoughtSpam™

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Why would you want music based off your mood? unless its to counter your mood
shit mood> plays stuff that would make you happy

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Itll be a collapse of the borders between streaming/live/merch or physical product its already happening to some extent.

Artists using streaming data to target fans/demographics and tour locations rather than making money off the stream plays themselves

already happening, there’s a “vinyl box” thing here in France where you suscribe 33€ (“as a 33 RPM”, jesus) a month and they’ll send you 2 LPs per month.

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that sounds like the the sub pop singles club or w/e it was called

Back in the day before MP3 etc it was common in the form of record pools. You’d get like 5-10 records per month but it was a lot cheaper than that, and in a lot of cases free since it was all about promotion. 2 LPs for 33 sounds crazy I dunno.

Last I checked there were only 2 or 3 traditional record pool companies still operating. Think it’s mostly digital downloads now. Found this list http://djbooth.net/dj-equipment/entry/best-5-dj-record-pools-of-2014

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Yeah record pools began with the Disco DJ’s in the '70’s.