Neil Young has posted a statement on Facebook stating that “Streaming has ended for me”.
Apparently the sound quality of the current streaming services has caused him to pull his music from these services.
In another Facebook message he claimed “AM radio kicked streaming’s ass. Analog Cassettes and 8 tracks also kicked streaming’s ass, and absolutely rocked compared to streaming.” But he still has hope in regards to streaming, claiming that he would return if the quality of the sound were improved.
I personally think streaming is o.k but I still prefer listening to my own library of high quality recordings, that i’ve ripped from compact discs at a higher bit rate and stored on a local drive.
Apple‘s new Beats 1 subscription based music streaming service will start in Canada on June 30th, 2015 and will cost $9.99 per month.
The service will first be available to iOS and Windows users but Android users will have access later this year.
It’s International Record Store Day and many independent retailers in Canada will be celebrating the event with sales and other promotions.
This is of course a great opportunity to find the vinyl you’ve always been looking for, or that rare CD that has yet to make it to iTunes. But you can also find memorabilia at some of these local stores like posters, hats, embroidered patches, etc. Or DVD/Blu-Rays featuring live concerts or music videos.