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High-definition – or high-resolution – music currently has a high profile, with the last 12 months seeing the rollout of a number of services dedicated to providing higher-quality music offerings.


  • Neil Young – a long-standing critic of what he regards as substandard digital recordings in the shape of MP3s – last year took to the website Kickstarter to get his Pono HD music project off the ground. He quickly raised an impressive $6m on the crowdfunding platform – firm proof of audiophile appetite, according to the artist.

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  • Details the growing market for high-definition music
  • Explains which players are doing what in high-definition music

Key questions answered

  • Who are the main players at the moment in high-definition music?
  • What factors will shape the rollout of high-definition music services going forward?

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  • Summary
  • The push for high-definition music has begun
  • Big players attracted by high definition
  • Partnership maybe the key to growth


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