Simon Woods

@Alligator I've found the streaming option to be quite limited, and restricting. When I buy music, I can take those files and play them in all sorts of ways, in different devices, different pieces of software, and without relying on an internet connection or a continual rental payment.

Don't get me wrong, I think streaming music is getting better and is much better than it used to be but there have been a number of occasions when I've become frustrated by the way it works and the sheer lack of options -- especially when it comes to software -- means I can't switch to an alternative for a better experience.

There might not be much of an audience, certainly not when we consider the large numbers of the mainstream, but I'm hopeful there are enough customers to support even a small but healthy ecosystem; like how physical and local books had a comeback as part of backlash against Amazon.