The VIP Music Listening Experience
These days, I have no idea what the actual name of the song is for half the songs I listen to on my phone. They just play in a continuous stream through my earpods. I suppose this is no worse than when I had a CD player and only knew that I really liked “Track 03.”
So, imagine listening to an album that is being DJ’d by the artist himself. As the first track ends on that Bob Dylan album, you’d hear Bob mention the title of the track, maybe one or two interesting tidbits about it or the upcoming song, and you continue on with the album this way. (You could, of course, turn this feature on or off via settings and preferences.)
If the artist was no longer with us, you could have different people do the same thing, e.g., producers, family, friends, other influential musicians in the same genre. With a little imagination, you can see complementary and alternate versions of the same idea.
The value here is twofold. First, your listening experience is enhanced. You know not only the titles of the songs, but also a little bit more about the whole album, and often from the individual or band themselves.
Secondly, this service could be cloud-based, and these snippets served to your device as needed, which would allow them to be a premium feature for a distribution service like iTunes or Spotify, and might even help encourage people to acquire their music via legitimate means.
Potential Clients: Apple, Spotify, Google, Amazon, RIAA