Yeah, I'm pretty ticked too.
Rolling Stone reported this afternoon that Lala.com, a music streaming site that had recently been acquired by Apple, will be shut down by May 31st. No reason has been given for its closure.
While I did not use the website much, this is still something that annoys me. Lala was a very convenient streaming site; we tended to utilize its playlist feature a lot on ACRN.com, particularly with album reviews and our "Songs That Make You Wanna..." series. The convenience was in being able to add full albums or a playlist of your choice to a story so that you could show your readers rather than just tell them about a song or album.
I've used the Lala feature on this blog myself twice. I like to think it was helpful, though it's hard to say since who knows how many people are actually reading this. I certainly can say that the players helped on ACRN's site. We're going to need to find a new means to post full albums, or even just single songs, for our reviews and features, that's for sure.
At least I've still got my Spotify.
- ▼ 2010 (18)