Neil Young removes his songs from streaming services, says they offer 'worst audio in history'

Classic rocker Neil Young doesn't like how his songs sound on streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music and others. That's the reason why he has made the decision to remove his song library from those services.

Young posted his reasons behind this move on his official Facebook page, and as usual, he's very blunt:

Streaming has ended for me. I hope this is ok for my fans. It's not because of the money, although my share (like all the other artists) was dramatically reduced by bad deals made without my consent. It's about sound quality. I don't need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution. I don't feel right allowing this to be sold to my fans. It's bad for my music. For me, It's about making and distributing music people can really hear and feel. I stand for that. When the quality is back, I'll give it another look. Never say never.Streaming is the worst audio in history. If you want it, you got it. It's here to stay. Your choice. Copy my songs if you want to. That's free. Your choice. 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.

Source: Neil Young (Facebook)

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