Music News: It's all about quality for the man behind the Pono hi-res audio player
Earlier this month, Neil Young announced his intention to remove his music from streaming services due to the poor quality that they provide.
In a social media outburst that appeared on both Facebook and Twitter, Young told the world: "Streaming has ended for me. I hope this is ok for my fans. It’s not because of the money, although my share (like all the other artists) was dramatically reduced by bad deals made without my consent. It’s about sound quality. I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don’t feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It’s bad for my music. For me, It’s about making and distributing music people can really hear and feel. I stand for that. When the quality is back, I’ll give it another look. Never say never."
And now, Young has made good on his promise and removed much of his back catalogue from Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal and Rdio. You can read more about Young's decision in the September issue of Hi-Fi Choice, which also features a review of his new album The Monsanto Years. The mag is on sale on 6 August.
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