On what is presumably the last day for lala, I'm looking at the streaming alternatives. To compare, I'll do the John Adams test i.e. the number of John Adams albums at various sites:
- 61 Rhapsody
- 31 lala
- 28 Napster
- 17 MOG - Give or take; presumably since I haven't subscribed yet, I can't get a definitive artist listing. And here's what may be my one and only mog from three years ago.
- 10 Grooveshark - Again, give or take. Not all albums are complete and the results are mixed in with the multitude of other John Adams as well as Oleta Adams singing the music of Elton John.
- 4 BlueBeat
- ??? hype machine - The results are jumbled, to say the least. This site is good for finding Radiohead cover versions and remixes, however.
- ??? YouTube - Even more jumbled results.
- 0 iTunes - No streaming, at least so far, by the acquirer of lala. They are graciously granting iTunes credit for all purchased web tracks.