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Neil Young pulls music from streaming services, cites quality concerns

Compressed music is devaluing the art form, with the "worst quality in the history of broadcasting"

By: Ben Gourlay from Jul 16, 2015 @ 2:06 CDT

Musician Neil Young has taken to Facebook to announce that he will no longer allow streaming services to offer up his music, citing concerns that it's being "devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting".

Unlike previous disputes over finances, such as that which Taylor Swift recently had with Apple Music, Young wasn't so much concerned about the financial implications, although he does note that "my share (like all the other artists) was dramatically reduced by bad deals made without my consent" but rankles against high audio compression.


Young has previously appeared as the face of the Pono player, which features 128GB of internal flash storage allowing users to store up to 500 losslessly compressed albums for optimum sound quality.

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