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Wed Jul 15, 2015, 01:32 PM

Neil Young is issuing a Facebook fatwa against streaming music this morning...

...and some of you may or may not be aware of this, but if you go to the link, he posted a while back that any time the profile pic is him in the hat, HE is actually writing the post. So this is coming from Neil, NOT the person / persons who normally maintain his page.

https://www.facebook.com/NeilYoung/photos/a.10155641820845317.1073741825.21931600316/10155765937670317/?type=1&theater

I was there.
AM radio kicked streaming's ass.
Analog Cassettes and 8 tracks also kicked streaming's ass,
and absolutely rocked compared to streaming.

Streaming sucks. Streaming is the worst audio in history.
If you want it, you got it. It's here to stay.
Your choice.

Copy my songs if you want to. That's free.
Your choice.

All my music, my life's work, is what I am preserving the way I want it to be.

It's already started. My music is being removed from all streaming services. It's not good enough to sell or rent.

Make streaming sound good and I will be back.

Neil Young

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Reply Neil Young is issuing a Facebook fatwa against streaming music this morning... (Original post)
Miles Archer Jul 2015 OP
KatyMan Jul 2015 #1
MADem Jul 2015 #2
Miles Archer Jul 2015 #4
randome Jul 2015 #5
KatyMan Jul 2015 #6
hifiguy Jul 2015 #8
onehandle Jul 2015 #3
Initech Jul 2015 #7
Archae Jul 2015 #9

Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 01:38 PM

1. This is good, but shouldn't be about sound quality

But paying the artists. Streaming is a bad deal for all artists not named Taylor Swift, etc (not dissing them, just pointing out the disparity).

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 01:39 PM

2. Neil is fighting a losing battle, here.

I liked the old days too--they were easier!

Most 'artists' have their voices so heavily modified that their actual voices aren't really heard anymore, anyway, so the quality doesn't make any difference.

The appearance of the artist is more important than their ability to sing...this is why we get Britneys and Madonnas who are flat as pancakes without pre-recorded tracks.


Ella Fitzgerald wouldn't win one of these singing 'talent' shows, because she wasn't sufficiently 'cutesy' even though she had--over the course of decades--some of the best pipes in the biz.

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Response to MADem (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 01:55 PM

4. Streaming, Torrents and Usenet were all created in direct response to crap music and greed

I've said this before on DU, I will say it again.

I used to shop regularly at Tower before they went belly-up. I was there every Tuesday (new release day) without fail.

And I remember, shortly before their demise, that the "regular' price of a single CD had reached $19.95.

More often than not, that could mean 30 minutes of music, one good song, and crap.

People got sick of paying for that.

Thus was born Napster, Limewire, Bearshare and the rest. And as the recording industry called out the dogs, VPNs and other advances in technology allowed people pirating music to do it under the radar.

In my lifetime I have paid thousdands...probably HUNDREDS of thousands...for LEGITIMATELY purchased music.

Would I pay $20 for one more slab or crap? Nope. People want to hear it before they buy it these days, and sometimes, they just keep it WITHOUT buying it. Yeah, it's theft. But the music industry lowered their standards and the buying public responded.

C'est la vie.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 02:00 PM

5. Absolutely agree with you.

 


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Response to randome (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 07:54 PM

6. Except the artist suffers

not the record company.

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Response to Miles Archer (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 08:24 PM

8. Right with ya, Miles!

 

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 01:48 PM

3. Uh... He co-owns a streaming service.

Additionally his entire catalog is on Apple Music and Spotify. For the moment at least.

I just downloaded several of his albums from Apple Music, just in case.

Maybe that's what he wanted me to do.

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 08:02 PM

7. Yeah doesn't he own a company that makes an MP3 player?

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Response to Miles Archer (Original post)

Wed Jul 15, 2015, 08:28 PM

9. Young is either getting senile...

Or he's just an asshole.

I hear his tunes all the time on Pandora.

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