Music has certainly developed over the years. But the thing that hasn’t changed is how important it is to society and how much it impacts our culture. Music is truly engrained in everything we do and no matter who you are, or the type of music you listen to, it is important to ensure that music as a whole continues.

While the ways we may listen to music has certainly changed over the past few years and decades, our core value for music remains the same. Everyone has different tastes and has a particular preference for their favorite genre, but in the end, it is still music that as a globe we can all connect to.

Obviously, a lot has changed throughout the advancements of technology, which has in reality really changed the way we listen to music. These changes in technology have brought great changes with them they have helped advance the industry as a whole.

But sometimes the thing that was considered “old” becomes fashionable again and everyone is looking to get that piece of history with them for the long term. When you think about it, there are so many different ways you can actually listen to music it’s amazing.

But you shouldn’t take it for granted, most of the new ways to listen to music are free (or of little cost), so be sure to know how you want to listen to music to ensure you are actually getting the most out of your listening experience! Because that’s what it has come to today, are you actually enjoying the experience you are having when listening to music?

Without music and viable methods of listening to it, the world would pretty quickly turn a dark place, you (and the rest of the people in this world) need music to make you feel better and just in general help you power through the day.

So, if you feel like you need to listen to music, you probably have your go-to method to listen. However, it is important to note that the method of listening to music is just one of many, and there are a lot of different ways you can go about appreciating music for hours on end:


Typically these days, you would find a chillout radio pretty much only in the car. But there are also a lot of online radios that are gaining hugely in popularity. There are many different unique radios available online, so no matter your particular interest in music, you’ll find something you like.

While online radios are gaining momentum, you can never discount your normal radio and many people still listen to music this way. People usually listen to music when they are on their way to work or just driving anywhere in general.


With the development of new technology comes a brand new way people can listen to music, through their smartwatches! If you are lucky enough to own this latest piece of wearable technology, some offer the ability to play music through or connect with Bluetooth headphones to play music.

This has really helped with the easy of listening to music because you can do it wherever you are. Yes, it might take a little bit of jigging around to get your smartwatch connected with your headphones, but once you are all set everything becomes pretty easy.


Obviously not an actual device you can listen to music with, but it certainly does still fall into the category of different ways you can listen to your tunes. If you don’t already know, Spotify is an online streaming service which means you can access millions upon millions of songs no matter where you are (as long as you are connected to the internet).

Spotify has become a really popular way that people listen to music because of its ease of use and the fact that there is a free option to this service (although you will have to listen to ads). There is even an app you can download for even easier access.


Where would any of us be without YouTube? It holds the answers (in video form) to all the desires and questions we have about the world. One of the things that YouTube also offers is the ability to listen to music.

You can find pretty much any song you want on YouTube! If you want to watch the music video to a song, that will be available as well, they even have a lyric version of music so you know what the artist is actually saying.

Apple Music

Like Spotify, Apple Music is an online streaming service, which has gained significant popularity over the past couple of years especially. However, unlike Spotify, there is no free option available to listeners but the good news is that you don’t have to listen to ads.

Apple Music is perfect if you are on the go and you are able to download songs while connected to wifi in order to listen to them when no internet is available. That way you aren’t chewing through your mobile data.

Vinyl records

If you are looking for a more authentic or classic way to listen to music, then you certainly can’t look past vinyl records. This way of listening to music, however, is certainly not built for people on the go!

You have to purchase the recorder (which can be a bit bulky and heavy) as well as physical vinyl records to listen to. This way of listening to music has certainly come back in fashion over the past few years and is worth trying out.


These days a lot of people have a smartphone, and their phones have the ability to play music, perfect for those on the go. Most people actually use this method of listening to music when they are out and about, paired with an online streaming service like Apple Music or Spotify.

This is by far the easiest and most convenient method of listening to music. The phone also usually even has a speaker, so you can listen to music either connected to headphones or through the speakers.

Alexa/Google Home

Another new piece of technology that is changing the way we all listen to music. Got your hands dirty? Just tell your Alexa / Google Home or other similar devices that you want to play a particular song!

This type of technology is certainly still developing, so it will be interesting to see how it changes in the future. In the meantime, it is still good that if you have your hands full around the house, you can have an easy method to play music.


Another online streaming service that is very popular these days. If you haven’t already signed up for one of these services, then it is certainly worth giving a try because of the sheer amount of songs you will have access to.

Also, a lot of these services offer a free trial period. So you are able to try out Pandora, see if you like it before you have to actually spend any money. It could be a good idea to try out a number of different services to see which one you like the most.