Here’s an interesting documentary on the quality of music we listen to today. Not just talking about the artistry and instrumentation, but the digital compensations of the music you listen to. The evolution of listening to music has grown tremendously in the past 50 years and the technology of compressing files has flipped the entire music purchasing experience. Instead of quality, people are attracted more to the convenience of music.
The short documentary above gives insight into what artists think about compressed music today. Artists like Snoop Dogg, Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones, Slash, Steve Aoki, and more are all featured in the video. It’s insightful and while I have trouble agreeing with the views against conveniency, I think this video is an eye opener. Must watch for hardcore music fans.
“Compression has stripped emotion from every note.”