Internet radio is simply a great thing for music lovers. These services will let you tailor the music to your liking, and remember your choices for the next time you log in.
Advertising keeps the free portion of these services alive. But if you opt in for a paid subscription you can get a better overall experience.
Pandora is one of best liked internet radio services. There is a huge selection of music available with regular audio ads running between songs on a set schedule. The artist or genre or song type is matched by to others you may like and you can click the thumbs up or down to hear more if you choose. Pay their small annual membership fee of 36 and you get no audio advertising and top notch sound quality. This is their Pandora One subscriber service.
Grooveshark is a radio service that is simple to use and has a few inexpensive upgrades. The main feature is seeing other member playlists that have songs similar to what you select. For extra monthly fees you can get Grooveshark Anywhere, which is made for your web active phone. A bit less monthly gives you access to Grooveshark Plus which eliminates advertising.
These are two of the best internet radio services, and they only get better when you opt in for their extra fees.