Although I love iTunes and have almost all of my CDs loaded into it, I don’t listen to it as often as I use Internet radio. The beauty of Internet radio is that it gives me options to hear something new without purchasing songs! That being said, I used to think that Pandora was everything. With Pandora, you can enter a song or artist that you like and it will play you songs that are musically similar. I loved it and used it so much that by the end of each month I had already used my allotted free playing time. Once that happened, the site prompted me to pay for the few days left in the month. After thinking it over, I decided that I did not want to pay for unlimited and ad free access (although it is only $36 for a year subscription), I did some searching and found Grooveshark.
To this point, I haven’t had to pay a dime and I’ve been listening to it continuously. Grooveshark works a little differently than Pandora – more like Playlist.com. Pandora builds a play list for you based on your suggested song or artist, while Grooveshark and Playlist.com allow/force you to build your own play list. I have been able to find all the songs I like, make my own play list and also can even listen to play lists made by other people who have the same taste in music that I do; all for free. Its similar to Pandora in that it provides free Internet radio but the biggest bonus, no commercial interruptions (Pandora certainly interrupts to sell you something)! At this point I have to say that I no longer have a use for Pandora. I’m now thinking that Grooveshark is everything!
Just so we are clear, I still like to have my iPod for when I’m traveling. Unfortunately, there’s not currently a Grooveshark app for the iPhone. So, with all of that said feel free to check out my Grooveshark playlist: prinlzbth! Happy listening 🙂