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Hello, Spotify? Are you on? Perils and pratfalls of own-brand hardware

Norman Nescio Silver badge


Go on, tell us what you'd do.

Offer FLAC downloads of tracks mastered before the loudness wars.

Or, if you prefer, WAV, or any of the other lossless formats, compressed or not, so long as it has a flexible metadata system.

I know this is a licensing issue, and not a technology issue, but it saddens me to see ever more ingenuity and effort going in to selling tat, when there are no hindrances to the good product being available, other than the greed of the intellectual property owners (who are usually not the musicians).

Too many people make unreasonable amounts of money from the current system for there to be any near-term prospect of change, but there are other models that allow music creators to get paid without artificially restricting the distribution of their works.

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