STREAMING: Is It Really Paying Off? By Paul Wilson |

When Napster, arguably one of the earliest streaming services and ultimately illegal one, first started, I wondered if anyone ever thought streaming would become the dominant way to listen to music? Non-audiophiles have been streaming for quite a long while. In the audiophile world, streamed music at a minimum of CD quality, as well as […]

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USB stick – is it really possible to achieve a superior sound quality when streaming off it?

I have a Pioneer N50 for the moment, and I’m happy with it. Has anyone else experienced as I do a difference in SQ with exactly the same material when played over (wired) the network compared to USB stick? Material that is copied onto the USB (front input) sounds markedly better, more ‘fluid’, with better […]

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STREAMING: Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters slams ‘rogues and thieves’ who run free streaming sites and steal from musicians

From our archives Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters has slammed the ‘rogues and thieves’ who run free streaming sites, saying they make it impossible for young musicians to earn a living. The songwriter and guitarist said the power of the digital music providers in Silicon Valley makes him ‘angry’ as they ‘steal’ from musicians and […]

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MILES DAVIS: Birth Of the cool

Miles Davis – horn player, bandleader, innovator. Elegant, intellectual, vain. Callous, conflicted, controversial. Magnificent, mercurial. Genius. The very embodiment of cool. The man with a sound so beautiful it could break your heart.  The central theme of Miles Davis’s life was his restless determination to break boundaries and live life on his own terms. It […]

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STREAMING: How does it help the music industry?

  From our archives Streaming services have reversed the fortunes of the music industry in Sweden and now generate more income than downloads or CDs. But can the model be replicated worldwide? Streaming services make their money from adverts or monthly subscriptions from premium users. For Spotify, the fees are about $15 (£10) in Sweden […]

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