Neil Young has launched a new membership-based streaming app for his music.
The Neil Young Archives will be a “dedicated and comprehensive digital archival service” available as a website and mobile app. It offers a limited free subscription, with a $1.99 per month/$19.99 per year unlimited subscription. Paying members can experience the “Unlimited Neil Young Archives” and its services, including early access to “Best Seats in the House” for Young’s upcoming shows, movies, videos, art work, and live streams.
Young created the app with the help of a small team backed by Warner Bros. Records, having been in operation in beta mode since December 2017, attracting 1.2 million visitors since.
Young said: “I want to share with you that I have made a place for my music to live. It will also be the place where I live on the web.”
The app also features higher quality audio than other streaming services, using “Xstream”, a technology developed by Young’s team, capable of parsing the quality of the original master recordings and streaming at 192 kHz/24 bit.
It was recently announced that Young and Bob Dylan's 2019 joint-headline concert at Hyde Park will go ahead without Barclaycard as sponsor.
By Kieran Devlin