David Porter

Midwestern CPA turned digital music guy. Founded 8tracks.


The radio isn’t the record


Recent media coverage of the digital music sector has tended to lump all types of music streaming — notably, the radio-style delivery of Pandora and the on-demand access of Spotify — in the same bucket.

In fact, these two primary types of music consumption are quite different in terms of:

  • Value proposition

The radio isn’t the record


Recent media coverage of the digital music sector has tended to lump all types of music streaming — notably, the radio-style delivery of Pandora and the on-demand access of Spotify — in the same bucket.

In fact, these two primary types of music consumption are quite different in terms of:

  • Value proposition