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Neil Young pulls music from streaming services: "The worst audio in history"

Neil Young pulls music from streaming services: "The worst audio in history" | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
"I don't need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution."
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Yet another good reason to pull down material from streaming services

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Europe’s largest turntable manufacturer posts record sales; plans huge expansion

Europe’s largest turntable manufacturer posts record sales; plans huge expansion | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Czech turntable manufacturer SEV Litovel, reportedly Europe’s largest producer of hi-fi quality gramophones, has revealed they will be boosting production by 20% to keep up with burgeoning export demand. The company sold a staggering 96,000 gramophones in 2014, almost three times its 2010 output.

 

 

Pierre Priot's insight:

Now you wish you hadn't ditched that good ol turntable of yours don't  you?

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Music Technology Comes Full Circle

Music Technology Comes Full Circle | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
According to industry watchers, the renewed popularity of record players reflects a dissatisfaction with the diminished quality of free music.
Pierre Priot's insight:

So people turn back to vinyl 'cause they want the real thing? Makes perfect sense to me.

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The Unlikely Return Of Vinyl Records, And How Indie Musicians Are Making Money On Them

The Unlikely Return Of Vinyl Records, And How Indie Musicians Are Making Money On Them | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Independent bands are turning to outsourced vinyl record production to recapture the long-lost album experience--and the monetary value--that everyone thought the iTunes store had killed.

Pierre Priot's insight:

User experience, that's the bottom line. Vinyl brings user experience, period.

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Joshua Lewis Ramey's curator insight, May 17, 2015 11:33 PM

In most cases, free is not the best option for a consumer who’s concerned with quality. Usually I collect artists vinyls instead of buying their albums from iTunes because of my love for album art. When you buy an album on a vinyl, most of the time it comes with a link for the legal downloadable copy of the work. It’s almost always worth the extra few pennies.

Julian Bonilla's curator insight, September 9, 2015 10:14 AM

Here would show you how upcoming bands decided to bring and record their new album's in this old style of vinyl records their functionality and it's revenue.

Aaron Orosz's curator insight, November 11, 2015 4:12 PM

This article delves into the artist psychology behind vinyl  

production in recent years. Through interviews with various indie musicians who release their music on vinyl, you get a great handle on why they choose this format. It also mentions

major companies like Whole Foods investing in

the vinyl influx. 

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Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special

Behind the tech that makes vinyl so special | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Our collective enjoyment of music is intrinsically tied to place, memory and personal experience; any debate regarding favoured format is therefore likely to elicit a passionate response. First and foremost, it’s a deeply human topic – be it a pile of personalised mix tapes from old friends, a treasured stack of original reggae 12”s or even a lovingly curated iTunes party playlist – most music lovers have significant memories attached to their collections and, by proxy, their favoured listening medium.

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Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | Music News | Rolling Stone

Neil Young Expands Pono Digital-to-Analog Music Service | Music News | Rolling Stone | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Aretha Franklin had never sounded so shocking, Flea decided last year, as "Respect" roared from the speakers of Neil Young's Cadillac Eldorado. Stunned by the song's clarity, the Red Hot Chili Peppers' bassist listened alongside bandmate Anthony Kiedis and producer Rick Rubin while Young showcased the power of Pono, his high-resolution music service designed to confront the compressed audio inferiority that MP3s offer.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-expands-pono-digital-to-analog-music-service-20120927#ixzz27sd3Vpgz

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Cory Hogan's curator insight, March 9, 2013 3:32 PM

Talks about audio quality concerning compression of audio files and the true sound of the music. Relates the information to a program that is available to provide an analog sound from standard compressed files.

Tommy Wilkerson's curator insight, March 9, 2013 4:22 PM

compressing audio only files messes with the quality but in order to send audio iles it has to be in a small enough file.

tanderson's curator insight, November 6, 2013 10:49 PM

Wil purchasing new equipment that is bulkier fit with todays slim pocket consumers?

 

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Vinyl sales are still on the rise in 2015, fueling a revival that keeps pointing up

Vinyl sales are still on the rise in 2015, fueling a revival that keeps pointing up | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
It looks like the vinyl resurgence isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, for 2015, it may be getting stronger. Vinyl album sales between January and March of this year were 53 percent higher than the first three months of 2014, according to a recent Nielsen report.
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US Vinyl sales hit 9.2 million units in 2015 - highest figure in 20 years!

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Neil Young calls vinyl revival “a fashion statement” – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music.

Neil Young calls vinyl revival “a fashion statement” – FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Neil Young has dismissed the boom in sales of vinyl records as “nothing but a fashion statement”.

Pierre Priot's insight:

Grand-pa Neil has a good point: what's the point of pressing vinyl out of digital masters?

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Can we save AM radio?

Can we save AM radio? | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Before Facebook, before the internet, before cellphones and TV and even FM radio, there was AM radio. Entire families would gather around elaborate refrigerator-sized receivers and bask in the warm glow of vacuum tubes as news, music, and entertainment poured from the only source of broadcast content in existence — NBC, ABC, and CBS were all on AM before they were on TV. Amplitude modulation operated at the very core of American culture.

Pierre Priot's insight:

AM Broadcasting as the new cultural diversity frontier?

AMen to that!

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Why Would Anyone Keep Buying CDs? : NPR

Why Would Anyone Keep Buying CDs? : NPR | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
Not everyone has made the transition to MP3s. Are CD- and vinyl-loving holdouts being left behind?
Pierre Priot's insight:

Come on people, life's analog. Stick to LP.

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christopher wilson's comment, September 1, 2013 11:53 AM
In the 80s when i bought vinyl, the quality of the physical support was crap, I often got warped or scratched LPs. I'm sticking with flac and mp3, CD quality is really not bad. It's certainly good enough for me.
Daniel Swain's curator insight, September 9, 2015 6:41 PM

This article is about how easy people forget how music use to be.many people know get music online and forget about CDs. people have forgotten thing like recorder then eight tracks then cassettes and now CDs. I choose this article because I feel like people need to know that not everyone has gone digital.

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Will Neil Young’s ‘Pono’ Player Really Make Music Sound Better? | Evolver.fm

Will Neil Young’s ‘Pono’ Player Really Make Music Sound Better? | Evolver.fm | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Since the dawn of the digital age, some audiophiles have maintained that new formats from the CD to the MP3 and beyond have degraded sound quality.

Ever since we left vinyl, music has sounded like crap, they say.

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