SPOTIFY U.S. DERAILED AGAIN; WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT MOG??
Spotify, the “in the cloud” all-you-can-eat streaming music service that’s wildly popular in Europe, has once again been thwarted in its attempt to break into the U.S. market. The issue, once again, is an inability to get the stubborn “Big Four” record label groups (other than Sony) to get their heads out of their collective asses and realize the power and reach of these services.
But with all the coverage Spotify continues to get in the mainstream media, how come no one is talking about MOG?? MOG’s service is competitive with Spotify’s. It offers unlimited streaming of an insanely wide variety of music (yes, plenty of metal, even the obscure stuff). No ownership of files on your hard drive is required; everything is streaming, and yes, the sound quality is good. The service also works on many mobile phone platforms and allows for a certain number of temporary downloads to those devices so you can listen even if you don’t have an Internet connection. MOG even one-ups Spotify by offering a variety of other features such as a recommendation engine similar to Pandora’s that allows users to create custom “radio stations” based on artists. Better yet, MOG is still offering a free 15-day trial of their service so you’ve got nothing to lose by trying it out. You’ll be happy you did — trust me, it’s that good. And get used to this, because it WILL be the way we all consume music in the not-too-distant future.
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