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Subj: Re: So where did you guy's stand on the Rogan / Young Spotify war?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 at 02:25:32 pm EST (Viewed 195 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So where did you guy's stand on the Rogan / Young Spotify war?
Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2022 at 02:15:10 pm EST (Viewed 196 times)

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    The larger point remains: that he’s a wimp, unethical, and a washed up has-been. This article explains his true intentions and that Joe Rogan was a scapegoat to make it easy for him to pull his music:

If Young hadn't taken a stand on the pandemic before the Rogan thing blew up, then your theory would hold more water. But he did. Several times.

All the article reports is a statement Young made after removing his music. We know he met with the CEO of Spotify before allowing his music's use there, and the CEO appears to have assured Young that it would be presented in high quality. It's possible that Young took him at his word and never actually checked the quality until recent days. I don't know. Neither do you. We don't know what goes on behind the scenes. But your argument that that was Young's 'true intention' is nothing more than unsupported speculation.

    Young — a longtime advocate of hi-fi sound — heavily criticizes Spotify for its lossy audio quality. “Amazon, Apple Music, and Qobuz deliver up to 100 percent of the music [quality] today and it sounds a lot better [than] the shitty degraded and neutered sound of Spotify,” he says, adding that “if you support Spotify, you are destroying an art form.”

So what? Can you name me ONE artist in any field that DOESN'T want their work presented in the best possible quality?

We've had many instances of musicians calling out streaming services, or the sound reproduction of CD's, we've had film makers instructing cinemas on how best to show their films, or instructing them on how best to present the sound. Every author or comic book creator loves to have their work presented in high quality editions. And many artists feel very strongly indeed about it.

I can't fault them for that.

    Read that last sentence a few times. He’s an opportunist who used the cover of censorship tactics to serve his own self interests and pull out of obligations. Democrats are unethical.

He's clearly had to leave some tracks on Spotify to fulfil contractual obligations, so accusing him of arbitrarily pulling out of obligations is a non-starter. Try again.

I don't know what the terms of his license with Spotify was, but if it's one that allows him to leave the platform whenever he chooses (As it seems to have been. No doubt Spotify would have sued if it wasn't), then he's in no way obligated to stay.

Laff. I expected this type of response from a democrat-minded person.

To suggest that Neil Young may not have been aware of Spotify’s “shitty” sound quality - after years of whining about audio quality on streaming platforms and even temporarily removing his music in 2015 from one of them - demonstrates that you are naive and arrogant to suggest that I’m speculating beyond established fact that he didn’t have a preexisting beef with Spotify. It is a fact that Neil Young is well aware of every platform’s sound quality, and that this is not the first time he removed his music because of claimed poor quality.

You spoke before you even checked your statement. Next time, don’t lecture people about being informed and speculating until you solve your own problem with that.

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