iTunes has the music market locked down in some ways, but there are still subscription-based services out there gaining traction simply because it's a market that Apple has shunned. There's no way to pay iTunes
a monthly premium in order to stream as much music as you'd like, but that functionality will soon be coming to the iPhone anyway.
MOG is making a name for themselves this week by introducing an "all-you-can-eat" styled music download service that's meant to be used on iPhone
smartphones, and the good news is that the $10/month service fee allows users to also stream music on their desktops. What's notable is that this isn't a download-and-save service; you can stream tunes, but it doesn't seem that you get to keep a local copy on your own system. That's probably why it's cheaper than Rhapsody-To-Go, which runs $15/month.
The app should be coming in early Q2 if it can pass through Apple's filters, and it just might pressure Apple into seeing what revenue they're missing out on by ignoring the streaming market. Any music, any time to the iPhone or Android? We're sold.
With MOG All Access Mobile, users will be able to access MOG’s full
music catalog of seven million songs from a smartphone. Features include:
On-demand listening: Users can listen to any artist, album, or
song, on-demand, in unlimited amounts.
MOG Radio: Users can hear an unending stream of music based on
a track or artist, with full control over how many similar artists are
mixed in. Because MOG Radio is built right into the play queue, the
music never has to stop.
Music discovery technology: With an innovative slider control,
users can decide if they want to listen to true “artist only” radio,
or allow for the introduction of similar artists into the playlist
Seamless integration between website and mobile: Users can
access the playlists they make at MOG.com for on-the-go listening.
They can also bookmark favorites while using the mobile app that are
then integrated into their personal library.
My Downloads: Users can, in unlimited fashion, download songs
to their phone into a “local cache” so they can continue to listen to
music even when out of cell or WiFi range.
HQ Audio: Users can download songs at the standard rate of 64
kbps or turn on HQ downloads to save the song as a larger file with
higher audio quality.