The number of internet radio users increases exponentially by the day, and this can be supported by the fact that almost eight out of ten Americans are online at one point of time or the other. And what really helps in this situation is the fact that there are a slew of free radio stations that are available to listen to whether at work or if you are just relaxing.
And no matter what music you enjoy listening to – jazz, rock or pop – you’ll find it all over the internet and at no cost.
But it isn’t listening to free online music that makes internet radio a popular pastime, but the fact that this is aimed at a global audience that might have not been able to listen to this type of music in the past or even find information about their bands or artists at a time when the internet was just getting started.
And if that’s not enough, even if you are located in the towns of America and did not have access to radio stations in the big city, the internet has made this possible as well. One of the best examples of this is AOL Radio, and in being able to listen to a lot of the music that is offered for free, some people even end up buying albums of artists and bands that they like.
Of course, there are some internet radio stations that charge a monthly fee to listen to premium content, as opposed to the popular practice of offering radio free while focusing on advertising. But the reason for this is that the quality of sound is superior while the music for the particular genre is chosen very carefully too.