This month in digital music libraries - April 2023
That was the month that:
- The world went AI mad (and it had a big impact on music).
- Apple Music Classical got into its groove (as it were).
- Thousands of good
plansintentions to start taking backups were formed.
World Backup Day
Well it’s been and gone almost a month now, but I consider it a duty to grab any old reason to remind people to take backups of your music library!!!
Apple Music may refuse to stream your own ripped music
To be clear: this is not a common occurence. But it goes to show that even if you’re streaming your own library you’re not immune from potential redactions of content.
@AppleMusic 's definition of streaming appears to include any of the CDs you've previously owned. You can see the distinction (they are streaming and providing access from a remote location) but it still feels sucky. https://t.co/qskClt45iP— Astiga (@astigamusic) April 6, 2023
Swing - bringing a Spotify-like experience to your self hosted music library
Looks very pretty!
Apple Music Classical - it’s picking up speed
Maybe this is just anec-data, but I feel like I’m reading more and more good things about Apple Music Classical. It really contrasts with Spotify’s recent redesign. With the new “Tik-Tok”-esque redesign, the latter seem to be treating music appreciation almost as a second class aspect to their service. Instead, by providing a focused app experience, Apple are helping listeners enjoy and explore music.
Free classical music recordings
Some beginner hi-fi tips
Julian Shapiro stepped up with a beginners guide to Hifi Audio:
… and in case you were hearing an incessant whine…