MusicScribe Reviews, Changing Times, and YouTube Links

by | Nov 14, 2018 | Music Business, Music Tech

Sharp-eyed readers may have noticed a link to YouTube at the bottom of my review of the new Kevin Williams product yesterday (just above the rating).

I was critical of Spotify a few days ago, so now I’ll say something nice about streaming music. From a music fan’s perspective, it’s great to be able to instantly check out virtually any new album for FREE the same day that downloads and physical products go on sale.

I’ve started providing links to YouTube so you can easily check out the new music we’re writing about for yourself. That way, you can quickly decide if you agree or disagree with our rating. (As always, please feel free to come back and leave a comment to let us know whether you agreed.)

In the past, our goal was to write reviews in such a way that readers could decide whether or not they wanted to spend their proverbial “hard earned money.”

Now, the goal is less about helping our readers make buying decisions. You can hear it for free if you’re content to watch/hear an ad occasionally, or you can avoid ads entirely by paying a monthly fee ranging from $7.99-$12.99.

Our goal at MusicScribe these days is simpler. We just try to point our readers at new music as it comes available, providing a sometimes opinionated description for your convenience.

Going forward, we’ll continue to include those YouTube links in our reviews. That will get you to the music as quickly as possible.

By the way, if you’re a songwriter still unsure about streaming, I get it, and I’m 100% on your side. The recently passed Music Moderization Act legislation promises to fix some of the royalty underpayment issues that have given the streaming industry a black eye in recent years. I hope for your sake that it turns out to be all that it was promised to be.

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both and David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.


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