There’s a new music service called Spotify that’s soon to be raising the ire of US based record companies. Spotify is an incredibly popular service in the UK, and its foray in the States has been long anticipated. Unlike services like Pandora and last.fm, Spotify lets users play the songs they want, whenever they want.
For the month of July, music lovers can purchase Super Audio CD collections from Linn Records for less than half of the regular price. There are two collections in this special that include ten discs each. Classical music, jazz and folk songs are all represented in these two collections, which are selling for $99.99 each or $199.99for the Complete Collection.
Coldplay will offer its latest release, a live album entitled LeftRightLeftRightLeft, free to fans. They will distribute copies at their remaining tour stops, and then they will put it up online, free to download, on May 15th.
Several sources are pointing to a need to look back to old technology for our audio needs – the classic sound of vinyl appears to be gaining in popularity, even as newer technologies strive to replace it. In 2008, vinyl sales totaled 1.88 million units, which is 89% more than the previous year, as reported by Neilson SoundScan.
Chesky, the company synonymous with audiophile-grade recordings, has gone one step further and improved on its previously released 96-kHz/24-bit recordings – by giving users the ability to download 192-kHz/24-bit audio master disc recordings of select tracks.