Neil Young joins streaming music with high-fidelity Xstream service
Canadian singer and composer Neil Young performing at the Roskilde Festival in Roskilde, Denmark, Friday evening, July 1, 2016. (Thomas Borberg/AP)
David Friend, The Canadian Press
Published Friday, April 21, 2017 7:53PM EDT
TORONTO - Neil Young is diving into the streaming music business with a new high-fidelity service.
The rocker says he's getting behind Xstream, a platform being launched by a company based in Singapore.
While its concept is similar to other streaming offerings, Young says it differs by giving listeners music at the highest quality their network allows.
In theory, that means a fuller audio sound, if you have the right equipment.
Young has been an enthusiastic supporter of better-quality audio in an era of muddy sounds of MP3s and low-bit rate streaming audio files.
He backed the Pono digital music player, which officially launched as hardware and online store in early 2015 before suddenly closing last summer.