This month in digital music libraries - April 2023

Newspaper 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 plans intentions to start taking backups were formed.

Read on!

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.

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

MMMMMMMMM... Free classical music

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…

Photo by Bruno Bučar on Unsplash

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Dan Gravell

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