Every music app has its own crazy personality, just like bands.
But if music apps *were* bands, which ones would they be? Try these on for size.
(1) Napster = Nirvana
Both appeared suddenly, both were huge smashes, and both forever changed the world. And, both ended tragically.
(2) Mp3.com = The Sex Pistols
Both were scary, hated, and groundbreaking. And after burning really bright, both burnt out.
(3) Pandora = The Allman Brothers
Success sometimes comes easy, but not for these weathered veterans. Neither said die, even after years of suffering and setback.
(4) BurnLounge = Milli Vanilli
Both were clearly frauds.
(5) Imeem = MC Hammer
Both were big, lived well beyond their means, and vanished into penniless obscurity.
(6) Project Playlist = Shyne
Like twins, these were both industry-backed favorites. But something went terribly wrong in each case: Playlist was abandoned and left for bankruptcy, while Shyne languished for a decade in prison. Whoops.
(7) Grooveshark = Kanye West
Controversial, popular, and great at pissing off important people.
(8) Last.fm = Robbie Williams
Both basked in ridiculous hype in the UK and Europe, both signed insanely massive deals, and both fell miserably short of expectations.
(9) Spiralfrog = Nicole Sherzinger
Both craftily cultivated hype of the highest degree. And then…
(10) MySpace Music = Nelly
Once white hot, now not-so-white-hot. But still sort of around, still sort of doing okay.
(11) Tunecore = Amy Winehouse
Successful. Talented. Visionary. Crazy.