I got thinking about where different types of songs can be streamed for free & how that influences where I spend time listening online. I present to you a bastardised Venn Diagram for where free streaming music catalogue lives in 2012. 
 
 Main observations: 
 - YouTube has everything. EVERYTHING. Even some obscure dubplate my 16 year old self thought I had the only copy of. But in a UI optimised for video rather than music consumption 
 - Overall my listening habits (in order of hours/month): 
 1. SoundCloud/Bandcamp (new artists) 
 2. Spotify/Rdio/etc (epic catalogue, big new releases) 
 3. DatPiff (hip hop mixtapes) 
 4. HypeM/Mixcloud (curated new stuff) 
 5. YouTube (anything not available in the above) 
 - the more excited I am by new artists (e.g. right now  Swag Rap ), the more time I spend on Soundcloud/Bandcamp/DatPiff/Mixcloud. When there’s no new scene I’m into I retreat into catalogue on Spotify. 
 - I suck at drawing 
 What about you?

I got thinking about where different types of songs can be streamed for free & how that influences where I spend time listening online. I present to you a bastardised Venn Diagram for where free streaming music catalogue lives in 2012.

Main observations:

- YouTube has everything. EVERYTHING. Even some obscure dubplate my 16 year old self thought I had the only copy of. But in a UI optimised for video rather than music consumption

- Overall my listening habits (in order of hours/month):

1. SoundCloud/Bandcamp (new artists)

2. Spotify/Rdio/etc (epic catalogue, big new releases)

3. DatPiff (hip hop mixtapes)

4. HypeM/Mixcloud (curated new stuff)

5. YouTube (anything not available in the above)

- the more excited I am by new artists (e.g. right now Swag Rap), the more time I spend on Soundcloud/Bandcamp/DatPiff/Mixcloud. When there’s no new scene I’m into I retreat into catalogue on Spotify.

- I suck at drawing

What about you?