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    What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?


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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    I suspect whomever or whatever takes over from say, Spotify will acquire the whole collection. If I was a Spotify member I most likely will be long gone by then. And on a side note, one of my grown children will get my thousands of LP's and thousands of CD's just for the hell of it.
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    Great article. I too fear the longevity of streaming could be at risk. But more are entering the foray, so who knows?


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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    IMO, nothing beats owning media!

    When your streaming company loses its rights to a song it's gone. When will streaming companies begin making a profit? No profit, sooner or later means no music.

    IMO, streaming continues to be improved and provides a good substitute at times, but nothing beats having the real thing in the house.
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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    Streaming is growing in terms of subscribers, not dying.



    However, you do need to own a copy of your favorite album that you cannot live without, as regional licensing changes daily.

    We are working to support Spotify HiFi lossless CD service to be launched later this year.
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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    The pittance payments the musicians are receiving will backfire.

    Wait for it.


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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    Not sure I understand the point here. "My" music library is my own hard drive containing my ripped CDs and I can surely keep that ad infinitum.

    If I subscribe to Spotify or Tidal, etc, I am not using "my" library but paying a monthly fee to access "their" library. If they shut down, what of it - there are plenty of other libraries I can subscribe to use, and I lose nothing. If they all pack up, I'll be somewhat miffed, but it'd be a matter of returning to the situation before streaming was introduced – I’d listen only to my own library! Peter
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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    Quote Originally Posted by wklie View Post
    Streaming is growing in terms of subscribers, not dying.



    However, you do need to own a copy of your favorite album that you cannot live without, as regional licensing changes daily.

    We are working to support Spotify HiFi lossless CD service to be launched later this year.
    Agree. I have no desire or need for having physical copies of my entire musical library. The convenience of streaming and ease of creating my own playlists more than makes up for the potential of certain album not being available at a certain point. And if that were to happen and it is (a very special album), one can always purchase it.

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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    The pittance payments the musicians are receiving will backfire.

    Wait for it.


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    Not sure how you are defining ‘artist’ but if artists in fact receive money from streaming then that pittance is greater than the ‘zero’ artists receive from radio AirPlay. In the US artists get nothing from radio airplay. All those funds go to the composer and publisher of the music. It is different elsewhere in the world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post
    Not sure how you are defining ‘artist’ but if artists in fact receive money from streaming then that pittance is greater than the ‘zero’ artists receive from radio AirPlay. In the US artists get nothing from radio airplay. All those funds go to the composer and publisher of the music. It is different elsewhere in the world.
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    Radio is very different from the end user who plays the same song 1000 times because it’s in his play list.

    The article I posted shows just how little they make from streaming.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    IMO, nothing beats owning media!

    ….
    So… how do you make a playlist from the LPs and CDs that you own?

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    Playlist , hahaha
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    [QUOTE=Mike;332573]Radio is very different from the end user who plays the same song 1000 times because it’s in his play list.

    Not sure that one user playing a song 1000 times is any more liable for royalty payments to an artist than a radio station playing that song once to 10,000 listeners - perhaps the reverse in fact.

    I don't know about US practice, but certainly in the UK, radio stations pay a huge sum to the recording artists agency (forgotten its exact title) so playing on the radio is good for the artist both for promoting his work and for earning him a bit of cash. Are you saying that US radio stations pay nothing?
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    Re: What Will Happen to My Music Library When Streaming Dies?

    Quote Originally Posted by nicoff View Post
    So… how do you make a playlist from the LPs and CDs that you own?
    Rip them and put them on your server.

    I have not spun a disk in years, either CD or SACD. I do enjoy playing the vinyl album though. I do occasionally rip an album but mainly to be able to listen to it on my portable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    Rip them and put them on your server.

    I have not spun a disk in years, either CD or SACD. I do enjoy playing the vinyl album though. I do occasionally rip an album but mainly to be able to listen to it on my portable.
    I also rip my CDs and make playlists from them. However, I find that playing the actual CD sounds better.

    The Aurender ACS10 does a marvelous job of ripping CDs. I'm ripping a slew right now that a friend gave me earlier this week. I won't be done for a month or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvin View Post
    I also rip my CDs and make playlists from them. However, I find that playing the actual CD sounds better.

    The Aurender ACS10 does a marvelous job of ripping CDs. I'm ripping a slew right now that a friend gave me earlier this week. I won't be done for a month or so.
    Calvin, I'd always heard and read that ripped CDs sound better vs playing CDs. Maybe it's just a matter of preference? I really don't know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Calvin, I'd always heard and read that ripped CDs sound better vs playing CDs. Maybe it's just a matter of preference? I really don't know?
    That certainly should be the case if the rip was perfect (bit count matches internet-accessed statistics) and you rip to WAV or FLAC. The theory is that a CDP picks up the data from the disc in real time and will miss some information - scratches, dirt, etc. All CDPs have error correction circuits to make good (or pretty much good) the missing data. Playing from a bit-perfect file from a hard drive does away for the need for error correction as the data is accessed in chunks and will be error free. Whether the sound seems better if played from a CDP or a hard drive will depend more on the quality of the hardware than the data processing I think. If using a PC the sound will likely be worse than from a good CDP. If from a hard drive / NAS connected directly to a hi-fi streamer, the sound should be better. That's my understanding anyway!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Radio is very different from the end user who plays the same song 1000 times because it’s in his play list.

    Not sure that one user playing a song 1000 times is any more liable for royalty payments to an artist than a radio station playing that song once to 10,000 listeners - perhaps the reverse in fact.

    I don't know about US practice, but certainly in the UK, radio stations pay a huge sum to the recording artists agency (forgotten its exact title) so playing on the radio is good for the artist both for promoting his work and for earning him a bit of cash. Are you saying that US radio stations pay nothing?
    Read the article I linked in post #11.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hear Here View Post

    Read the article I linked in post #11.
    Link fails to open for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by still-one View Post

    Link fails to open for me.
    Opens ok for me. Try Soundcharts | Market Intelligence for the Music Industry\\

    or

    Soundcharts | Market Intelligence for the Music Industry
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegrassphile View Post
    Calvin, I'd always heard and read that ripped CDs sound better vs playing CDs. Maybe it's just a matter of preference? I really don't know?
    I believe that all my rips, weather from CDs or SACDs sound better from my server. I am also very sure that the playback system certainly will make a difference. If your spinner is top notch but your digital playback is so so then I would think the spinner would sound better.

    I use an Oppo which is what I would consider a good decent optical player. At this point I use it exclusively for ripping disks. Even though it is attached to the system I can not remember the last time I actually listened to a spinning disk.
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