Oh, hi New Year. How ya doin'? More on bass later - I've assembled a decent looping rig and am working on stuff now. Like I said, more later
TechCrunch announced Amazon's AutoRip service today, basically giving you a central storage area for all the songs you ever purchased in any form from Amazon. That means you can now store your music collection in one of three central areas - Apple servers (for a fee with Match), Google (free for their purchases, to a limit for everything else), and Amazon (basically stuff you bought from them).
Meaning that media matters little anymore. Doesn't matter how you bought it, these three will make it convenient for you to get.
Why? Because they want you to buy from them in the future. They want their place to be instinctual for you to visit and to purchase from.
Seems nice, but we've seen people pull right back for this kind of media before (right, Amazon?). So I still plan on syncing my server to Google Play for mobile use that still leaves copies for my own personal satisfaction at home.
I'm more intrigued by seeing exactly what I've purchased from Amazon. And a little creeped that they remember better than I do.