If you’ve followed along with us so far or you’ve skipped to the end to see which service you should buy your music from, the answer is—as always—that it depends on what kind of music lover you are:
- Google Music is best for people who would say “I need access to the music I already own everywhere I go,” or “I’m a huge indie music fan,” and people who are onboard and comfortably seated on the Android train.
- Amazon MP3 is best for bargain hunters who don’t want to buy elsewhere before checking for a better deal and want the best possible deal. It’s also best for people who still aren’t sure about this whole Google Music thing and have Android devices. Plus, if you don’t trust Google and can’t stand Apple, well, here you are.
- iTunes is best for people wrapped up in Apple’s cozy blanket of walled-off products and services. Getting in from the outside with another service is a herculean feat, one that’s really not worth it if you have all the music you want to buy in iTunes at good prices and you own an iOS device. You may want to check Amazon for better prices now and again, and then import the songs to iTunes.
Which of these music stores are/would be the match for you?
From the first question, is that the store you currently use to get your music?