Neil Young Announces New Book About His Quest to Improve Digital Music Quality

Neil Young
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Neil Young poses for a portrait on May 18, 2016 in Calabasas, Calif.

Neil Young has announced a new book chronicling his efforts to improve the quality of digital music.    

To Feel The Music: A Songwriter's Quest to Save High-Quality Audio was co-written by Young and Phil Baker and will be released Sept. 9. According to Young, the book will tell the story of the development of Pono, his short-lived portable digital media player, as well as the Neil Young Archives and Xstream, his high-resolution streaming platform.

"To Feel The Music is the story of my efforts to improve the quality of the audio that you hear," Young wrote in a statement. "It takes you through how the sound was and is compromised by the tech and record companies, and instead of improving over time like other technologies, it has become worse."  

"The issue of improving audio quality has been one of the most important things we've been doing for decades, and something I focus on every day," he added. "We spent a year writing this, and I think you'll find it interesting and informative."    

To Feel The Music: A Songwriter's Quest to Save High-Quality Audio is currently available for pre-order here.   


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