Is this a great country? Or what? Remember Napster? Back in the day it was the way to get music on your Mac or PC. Then along came Apple and the iTunes Music Store and the party ended.
Here’s a way to party like it’s 1999 with a Mac app that can stream 13-million songs to your Mac (or PC, or iPhone, or iPad) for free. For two weeks.
MOG is an online streaming music service. You subscribe for $10 a month (after the two weeks of free). Then, you can listen to 13-million songs on demand, streamed right to your Mac.
The Mac MOG player is decent and it’s easy to find music to download. There’s even a web-based version in case you don’t take your Mac with you.
The Mac player also works with the Apple Remote so you can control what’s playing from a few feet away.
Audio is recorded at 320kbps so quality is good (better than most online services, and better than Napster of yesteryear).
Your download playlists can be synced between your Mac and mobile devices, too.
I have to admit, this is an attractive option, but subscription services like MOG have been around for years and haven’t made much of a dent in iTunes’ kingdom.
Maybe people prefer to buy their music, not rent. But 13-million songs? It would take over 70 years to listen to that much music. At $120 a year, that’s over $8,000 to rent music for a lifetime.
How much have you spent so far on your music collection?