Music streaming could harm the environment more than CDs - MusicTank

RHIAN JONES

Music streaming could be more energy-intensive than CD production and distribution - and YouTube could soon use one percent of global electricity, says a MusicTank report calling for solutions.

Digital music streams could harm the environment even more than compact discs, says the report: “the hidden cost of digital music consumption”, which examines energy used by the emerging cloud media access model.

“Streaming or downloading 12 tracks, without compression, just 27 times by one user would, in energy terms, ...

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