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Spotify Malaysia

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I love spotify. i really love it that i can listen and discover so many different genres (john coltrane, belphegor, etc…etc…)

This new Spotify price comparison by Lowyat.net was really an eye opener and this really should spur more malaysians to sign up and start listening ( and support) music and artists that the love legally.

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snippet : “Notably, Malaysia, Argentina, and the Phillippines have the greatest value to cost ratio. Malaysians only pay US$4.59 after conversion for monthly access to the premium service (about half what Americans are paying) “

CLICK HERE to view the full article

If you are a MAXIS subscriber, the current RM10 promo for Spotify Premium (instead of RM14.95)  + FREE 150MB data is an amazing deal

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Probably one of the smartest partnership maxis has tied up with, making it a little reluctant for me to jump to another telco as i want to continue enjoying this great deal.

 

 

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Rise of the Rentership Economy

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I first read of the rise of the  Rentership economy and how it will take over the world first in WIRED Magazine in 2010 (click to read). Then, i just brushed it off as an idea far too advance/ahead of its time. But today, if you ask me if Rentership had really taken off, the answer will be a resounding YES! The rapid advancement of mobile technology and the increasing pressure to make ends meet, there is an explosion of the types of services and goods that you can rent today.

Just Look Around you! Even in Malaysia,  people are listening to music on Spotify ( Renting Music) , booking a cab/limo on Mytaxi/Uber (Renting Transport) , checking into a strangers room overseas on AirBNB/iBilik (Renting rooms)  and watching a few videos on Tonton (renting videos) .

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Still not convinced ?

Well, at least in America, the thrust into a rentership economy have truly gone into overdrive where you can even rent someone’s elses car, tools, boats and even a dinner at their homes. Check out the full article from the recent Wired article here

In fact, the popular comedy show even did a parody of UBER with a FAKE new service called PUBER (Where…..you rent….someone else’s….toilet…)  .

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Watch the video here 

KKBOX!

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KKBOX is one of the new online streaming music service in Malaysia , competing against others such as Spotify, Digi MusicPlay, Maxis Music Unlimited ONEMusic and so many others.  To be frank, i only heard about KKBOX at the last PC FAIR when i was handed a free trial card and since then…im a convert!

WHY ?

KKBOX have one of the best collections of Asian songs ( Japan, Korea, TW and HK) to date and even obscure groups such as THE DEFILED (yeah really). i still remember i was streaming Metallica songs heavily from KKBOX mobile app when they were here for their concert ( which i didnt go bcos i cant afford the ticks)

Also, KKBOX mobile have a pretty intuitive UI and i usually just use one hand to pick songs BUT i think the one killer feature that most of you would love is the rolling lyrics for those lonely nights sing a long. *ehm ehm*

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Now,  being a big JPOP fan, i really appreciate the music style finder – i manage to discover a few cool japanese R&B artists such as  Che’nelle (her new album Aishiteru is really good. a must listen to album this year for pop/r&b fans)

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OH yeah, not forgetting, if you love to listen to the mainstream US/UK songs…they are also readily available on KKBOX, so you really are getting a very complete music streaming service if you want all your bases covered.

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Interestingly, while crafting this posting, i also received this press release this morning from effective measures , here is a snippet (BELOW) and here is the link   . Now , i definitely believe its just a matter of time when more Malaysians will actually pay for great quality music service where you get a huge collections of songs at your disposal. I suppose, maybe the turning point will be when our telcos offer cheaper data (or FREE unlimited) .

Now, KKBOX offers a free trial and you can try them out for yourselves HERE or visit their homepage HERE

 

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