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Neil Young’s New Music Service

Neil Young discussed the new Pono music service and device on David Letterman last night.

This service, which is scheduled to launch next year, will offer higher quality recordings and high resolution conversions from analogue recordings.

The Pono device will also play the current music formats and though Warner Music Group is the only label to have signed onto the project at this time, many other labels have shown some interest.

Neil Young’s memoirs, entitled “Waging Heavy Peace”, is available from Amazon.ca and Indigo. And Neil Young & Crazy Horse are currently on tour in Canada.

Live Music Festival

A nightly music festival is being held through-out the month of September on iTunesicon which will feature numerous acts from various genres.

I personally will be tuning into P!nk’s performance at 4pm on the 13th, Andrea Bocelli’s performance at 4pm on the 18th and Muse’s performance at 4pm on the 30th.

An iPhone/iPad Appicon is available to watch the whole festival.

Music Unlimited Adds Another Tier

Sony’s Music Unlimited has added a more affordable tier to their music streaming service today.

The “Access” plan costs $4.99/month and was created for individuals who only use the service at home, via their MAC, PC or Playstation 3.

Click here for the August 29th, 2012 press release.


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Spotify To Expand Into Canada

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Spotify may expand their music streaming services into Canada soon.

A Canadian subsidiary had been established last year for this expansion.

Google Refines Searches

Google has announced that they will be updating their search algorithms, prioritizing legitimate sources for film and music over sites that have received remove notices.

This will enable people to find sources and avoid some of the less secure sites, some of which have viruses and malware.

A counter-notification process will also be offered to individuals whose sites have been wrongfully flagged.

Physical CD Purchases On Cloud ?

Amazon.com cloud service subscribers may soon gain access to the recordings found on the physical CDs they purchase from the online retailer, automatically.

Billboard claims that this feature will be enabled for Americans sometime in the fall. But there is no news on a Canadian service yet.