While XM was fighting Sirius and iTunes was clobbering the record stores, another potentially huge change was afoot in the music-dissemination business. Internet radio has the ability to radically change how we access our favorite music, while increasing exposure to new music.
However, it never lived up to that potential. Net radio used to be remarkably similar to regular radio, giving you only what someone else devised, and it was infinitely more difficult to find what you wanted in the myriad of unrelated stations with no rhyme or reason to their organization. However, new streaming technologies are here that allow you to fine tune your radio-listening experience, so it is truly your radio. Big Radio had better pay attention!