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What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like? : NPR

What Does A Song That Costs $5 Sound Like? : NPR | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it

Last week, Sony Corporation announced a new line of high-end audio components that promise to deliver a better online audio experience. The announcement comes amid growing evidence that music fans are tired of the crappy sound they hear on their portable music players. Case in point is the success of Cookie Marenco's business of selling super high-definition music downloads.

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Turns out Neil Young isn't the only one digging for hi-res audio

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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's Pono Music Service Illustrates Hi-Def Audio's Problems

Neil Young's Pono Music Service Illustrates Hi-Def Audio's Problems | Kill The Record Industry | Scoop.it
There’s widespread industry speculation that Neil Young’s dream of a higher quality consumer music service is slowly getting closer, although a launch date is still nowhere in sight.
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Is there room for hi-def audio in today's iTunes/MTV/Youtube driven music industry?

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tanderson's curator insight, November 6, 2013 7:50 PM

With more labels on board and the archives being reconverted, I think this will set a new standard for codecs, conversions, and audio. I may not need my vinyl anymore.

 

Eddie O Tubarao-Terra Tucker II's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:22 PM

This article is interesting because it actually brings up pretty legitimate problem pontential problems with Hi-Def audio.