How I Listen: Future of Music Coalition’s Kristin Thomson
So, we already have an idea of what young people use to listen to their music. They would not be seen with a portable CD player or even an older generation iPod listening to their music. They want the best and they want to be seen with the best. The latest Samsung, HTC, or Apple phone will do – and it should give them enough options to figure out how they want to listen to their music. But how do the older folks go about listening to music? You would have to assume that while they might modernize their gear, they could also possibly be stubborn in their own ways.
I would bet that many who are over 40 years old have a decent collection of vinyl records that they have hung onto, for no other reason than the sentimental value provided by them. Perhaps they have mixed some of the old with the new, using a good speaker system to power their outdated media and vinyl records. Some are apt to learn about new technologies that make the transition from one type of media to another much easier. The fact that a single devices can speak to many should make this job less of a hassle to stubborn people.