Neil Young Removes Music from All Streaming Services
Neil Young took to Facebook today to share the news that he will be removing all of his music from streaming services. Young cited the quality, not the money, for the reason he is pulling his music.
“It’s about sound quality,” Young said. “I don’t need my music to be devalued by the worst quality in the history of broadcasting or any other form of distribution.” Young did mention that when the quality is back, he’ll look to return his music to the services. “Never say never.”
Read the full statement below.
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.