Streaming Music Trends and Autonomous Car Pushback

On this podcast, Nora Young talks about Apple shuttering its iTunes radio service (via Tech Crunch), and Songza being folded into Google Play Music. What does the future hold for streaming music services? Will we start to see artists making exclusive deals with services and distribution platforms as this article suggests we might? On the next edition of Spark, Nora will do two interviews on a related issue: what do new players in the video content world (formerly known as TV and movies) mean for the future of the entertainment biz? Cathi Bond refers to Mixcloud as a source of great curated, streaming music. Here's one of her favourite DJ/curators. Meanwhile, Cathi looks at the growing push for connected cars and autonomous vehicles, including the Obama administrations efforts to get national standards (via PSFK). She is ticked off, and feels that autonomous vehicles are being shoved down our throats. Do you agree? Also, Cathi's first car was a Spitfire; what was yours? Leave us a comment here! [iframe style="border:none" src="" height="100" width="480" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen oallowfullscreen msallowfullscreen] Download MP3

2 responses to “Streaming Music Trends and Autonomous Car Pushback

  1. While I like driving as much as anyone, especially in little British 2 seater, I can't wait for autonomous cars. Going to the city? 2 hours away? Tell the car your destination and pull out a good book… how much better could that be? I have made the drive to the city so many times there is absolutely nothing on the way that I haven't seen before. As far as I am concerned even windows are optional. IF I feel like driving, I'll open the garage door and dust off my truck or car, or maybe I'd invest in something fun to drive. Autonomous cars… bring em on. oh btw… my first car way back in 1971 was a 1957 Triumph TR2 (smallmouth). A bit of a basket case but it sure was fun to drive. YMMV – Lorry

  2. Hi Lorry,

    I talked to someone who had been in one of Google's autonomous cars. He said it was amazing how quickly it came to seem normal, and almost boring!

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