Looking at Music PodcastingMusic podcasting is everywhere. It on AOLís website; it is on MTVís website; it is on a variety of amateur websites such as You Tube. In short, music podcasting is everywhere and this should come as no surprise as music is essentially the backbone of most cultures and this is why music has permeated through civilizations since the dawn of time. Considering that people love music and love to listen to it on demand, it is no surprise that in out internet driven information world has openly embraced music podcasting in order to facilitate the publicís demand for their tunes.
An Information and Entertainment Overlap
Of course, when the development of personal computers slowly made their way into peopleís homes (The word slowly is used here because back in 1984, the old Commodore 64 didnít exactly set the world on fire) some people in the computer and technology business that that expanding the use of the internet may be a good idea and, oh my, the public did go crazy for computers. Since computers are multimedia devices, it is no surprise that its information capabilities would be expanded to include entertainment options. This is where music podcasting emerged and has become wildly popular as a result.
AccessibilityKeep in mind, there are millions of people who are always near a computer and this means they will have access to music podcasting. Instead of having to purchase CDs or cassettes, all one has to do is stream or download the song or video one wishes to listen to. Needless to say, this reduces a significant amount of the costs associated with having to listen to music and that will make music podcasting increasing more popular than it already is. (Also, it acts as a low cost way of promoting complete albums so its ďfreebieĒ nature will not completely undermine the music business) Yes, music podcasting is that easy to access and this is why it is so popular and will remain so for many years to come.