MP3, CD, or 24-bit master? Does it matter? http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/21/mp3-cd-24-bit-audio-music-hi-res It is indeed all about the quality of your music listening experience.
Muso commentator and critic Graham Reid at Elsewhere recently asked how come live tribute acts are ever more popular when you can get the original music so easily? Is it the thrill of the communal live experience of the “ultimate pub band”? I think two things are going on here: These acts present a snapshot […]
Here’s a nice talk, in two parts, about being an audiophile on Radio NZ http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/secretlife/audio/2514636/the-secret-life-of-audiophiles http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/secretlife/audio/20145820/audiophilia-the-secret-life-of-audiophiles-2
Obtaining music freely so that musicians don’t make a living is counterproductive for performers and listeners. So how come there are so many albums being posted to so many blogs and download sites every day? Complete with artist information, songs lists, artwork, and even reviews, there must be complicity from the artists and publishers, surely. […]
Thirteen supposed “lies” about the music product industry http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2013/09/25/lies I’m not sure I agree that all are lies, or that the offered truths are right and full explanations, but I do know that there is so much new music being made and distributed. I just want great music to enjoy.
I don’t like the sound of music as the product of an industry. For me, music is an artistic expression. The industry is only a delivery service, surely? http://mic.com/articles/95260/the-music-industry-is-literally-brainwashing-you-to-like-bad-pop-songs-here-s-how