Neil Young: 'Streaming Sucks,' Pulls Music
July 15, 2015 at 12:39 PM (PT)
Following in the footsteps of TAYLOR SWIFT, although his gripe, typically, is more about sound quality than royalty quantity, NEIL YOUNG announced on his FACEBOOK page this morning that he's pulling his music from streaming services. Earlier this year, YOUNG introduced PONO, a high-quality digital player, to the market (NET NEWS 3/13).
As of 2p (PT), his music was still on SPOTIFY. A phone call to his LOOKOUT MANAGEMENT office referred all queries to his label WARNER BROS. RECORDS.
Here's the complete text of his posting:
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.
Copy my songs if you want to. That's free.
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.