I listen to youtube with one of free apps that cuts out the adsPerhaps I've become an old fart that refuses to embrace new technology, like some old grandpa on the sidewalk yelling at the mailbox, but I'm frustrated with the transition to STREAMING services.
We are encouraged to RENT services to provide music to you, and discouraged from OWNING copies of music.
Of course, with a streaming service, I cannot listen to songs or music that are not connected with that "service", and there are plenty of artists and music that these "services" do not "carry".
Same with computer software: the new tech model is to subscribe to the software rather than simply have it stored on one's personal computer. I've seen this happen with ProTools. One can no longer "buy" it, one subscribes to it.
Or news sources. Or entertainment sources such as Hulu, Netflix, Disney, Paramount, etc.
$9.99/month each. It adds up.