Simple Tips to Declutter Your Digital Life



(BPT) - Owning multiple gadgets is no longer the domain of
tech geeks - it's the new normal for just about everyone. Between multiple
computers, phones, tablets, readers and music players, and the files that fill
them up, people have a lot on their digital hands. Because that can be both
costly and cumbersome, people are on the lookout for new ways to save money and
sync up across platforms.

Luckily, 2013 looks as though it'll be a year
full of innovations for gadget jugglers - and particularly music fans. And after
the gift-giving rush of the holidays, people will be looking for new ways to
make their devices interact, so that they can streamline their digital

One of the best places to get started is with your music
collection. For most people, it's not uncommon to have hundreds or thousands of
music files. While that variety is enjoyable, those high numbers have some
underlying consequences. First, the sheer cost of paying for those songs and
albums, and second, the amount of space they take up. And if your music isn't
shareable across platforms, there's a serious frustration factor.

How can
you declutter your life in the new year? A digital music subscription is one of
the best places to get started, offering a variety of benefits:
Cost cutting
. Digital music subscriptions offer millions of licensed
songs and albums, typically for around $10 per month. Weighing that price
against what you'd pay for individual tracks, the savings can add up quickly.
For example, a premium subscription to Sony Entertainment Network's Music
Unlimited service gives users access to more than 18 million songs from all of
the major labels and many independents and costs under $120 for the whole
2. Access anywhere. Digital subscriptions make it easy
to access music across devices like personal computers, iPhone and Android
smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, gaming consoles and more. So there's no need to
buy yet another gadget to have all the music you want at your fingertips,
wherever you are. There is even offline playback for Android devices so you do
not need to be connected to the internet to enjoy your favorite music. You can
also skip the time commitment of syncing and downloading - your catalog
automatically syncs with every compatible device you connect to your
3. Keep it secure. If you've ever gotten a "no
files found" message or lost a device, you know the panic that the thought of
losing your music collection will induce. A digital subscription keeps your
library safe in the cloud, so that you don't need to fear losing it all - and
having to replace it.
4. Find new music. A defining part of
being a music lover is always looking for great new music. An added benefit of a
digital subscription is that it allows you to explore bands you haven't heard of
before; some services also provide features to help you navigate the choices
available based on your preferences. Aside from delivering all of the latest
album releases, Sony's Music Unlimited service hosts dozens and dozens of
pre-programmed channels and additional channels created by user preference
through My Channels.