Streaming MusicStreaming MusicPandora & SpotifyPandora & SpotifyIrene E. McDermottInterim City Librarian, Crowell Public L...
Pandora vs. SpotifyPandora vs. SpotifyBoth are “free” services that “stream”music to your computer or smart phoneover the...
Pandora Internet RadioPandora Internet RadioPandora.comfounded by TimWestergren in 2005.Based on his MusicGenome Project...
Pandora Music DiscoveryPandora Music DiscoveryType the name of asong or an artist intothe search box.Pandora will stream...
Pandora Genre StationsPandora Genre StationsExplore new musicwith genre stations.Christiancontemporary, hiphop, jazz, cl...
Pandora PremiumPandora PremiumPandora One.$36 per year.No commercials.Higher quality audio.
Spotify.comSpotify.comLaunched in October2008 by Swedishstartup Spotify AB.Daniel Ek, MartinLorentzonCame to the U.S. i...
Spotify is socialSpotify is socialFree, but it reallywants you to sign upwith your Facebookaccount.Reports all yourmusic...
Spotify plays what you requestSpotify plays what you requestStreams songs orentire albums.Specialty: Playlistscompiled b...
Spotify premium and mobileSpotify premium and mobile$10 to play on phone.Unlimited: about $60/year.Premium: about $120/...
But if you really want to request a specific tune…Stream it onYouTube.com!
Where to Learn MoreWhere to Learn MoreSpotify vs. Pandora: Which Is Better?http://mashable.com/2013/03/01/spotify-vs-pand...
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  1. 1. Streaming MusicStreaming MusicPandora & SpotifyPandora & SpotifyIrene E. McDermottInterim City Librarian, Crowell Public LibraryIMcDermott@CityofSanMarino.orgAuthor, Internet Book of Life (2011)
  2. 2. Pandora vs. SpotifyPandora vs. SpotifyBoth are “free” services that “stream”music to your computer or smart phoneover the internet.Listen to music for hours over yourcomputer, smart phone, or wi-fi connectedtablet.“Streaming” means that you must beconnected to the internet and you can’tkeep the songs.Spotify and Pandora have distinct historiesand offer different experiences.
  3. 3. Pandora Internet RadioPandora Internet RadioPandora.comfounded by TimWestergren in 2005.Based on his MusicGenome Project.Categorizes music bymelody, harmony,instrumentation, andrhythm.
  4. 4. Pandora Music DiscoveryPandora Music DiscoveryType the name of asong or an artist intothe search box.Pandora will streammusic that is similar toyour choice for hoursfor free (withcommercials.)Up to 100 “stations.”40 hours per month.
  5. 5. Pandora Genre StationsPandora Genre StationsExplore new musicwith genre stations.Christiancontemporary, hiphop, jazz, classical.Particularly good forholiday music!If you like a song,you can buy it fordownload to yourdevice.
  6. 6. Pandora PremiumPandora PremiumPandora One.$36 per year.No commercials.Higher quality audio.
  7. 7. Spotify.comSpotify.comLaunched in October2008 by Swedishstartup Spotify AB.Daniel Ek, MartinLorentzonCame to the U.S. in2011.Downloadable programor app; not open web.
  8. 8. Spotify is socialSpotify is socialFree, but it reallywants you to sign upwith your Facebookaccount.Reports all yourmusic choices toyour Facebook page.Allows you to getideas for new tunesfrom your friends.
  9. 9. Spotify plays what you requestSpotify plays what you requestStreams songs orentire albums.Specialty: Playlistscompiled by you orothers.Great way todiscover new music,i.e. top 40.Can import youriTunes collection.
  10. 10. Spotify premium and mobileSpotify premium and mobile$10 to play on phone.Unlimited: about $60/year.Premium: about $120/year. Can save music tocomputer.Advantage? Can play away from internet access.Disadvantage? Uses hard drive space.
  11. 11. But if you really want to request a specific tune…Stream it onYouTube.com!
  12. 12. Where to Learn MoreWhere to Learn MoreSpotify vs. Pandora: Which Is Better?http://mashable.com/2013/03/01/spotify-vs-pandora/Five Reasons to Love Pandorahttp://hometheater.about.com/od/internethometheater2/a/All-About-Pandora-Pandora-Basics.htmSpotify for Dummieshttp://www.dummies.com/how-to/internet/Streaming-Content/Spotify.html
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