Lenbrook International has announced the integration of the Neil Young Archives (NYA), the high-resolution, studio-quality streaming online archive of famed Canadian-born rock icon, Neil Young, into the BluOS platform.
Effective immediately, Canada- and U.S.- based users of BluOS Enabled products from NAD Electronics, Bluesound, and DALI Loudspeakers, will be prompted to update their players for the unique opportunity to freely sample Neil Young Archives’ “Song of the Day” and “Album of the Week” in high-resolution, with a tap of a button in the BluOS Controller app. Existing subscribers of the Neil Young Archives can simply enter their credentials into the “Add Music” area of the BluOS app to access the service, and those who wish to become a subscriber will find a link to the sign-up page on NYA’s website.
This integration is possible due to the addition of OraStream’s adaptive streaming protocol utilizing the MPEG 4 SLS codec in BluOS, introduced late last year as part of BluOS’s goal to maintain its leadership in offering high-resolution music content options for its users. Music files are encoded and delivered in their native resolution, thereby retaining and preserving the nuances and details of the original source file.
In 2018, Canadian-born Young launched his Neil Young Archives, a project that models a way for artists to distribute unique content to their fans without the damaging compression so prevalent in today’s mass-market streaming music world. His website and app provide access to all of his audio, video, memorabilia, notes, lyrics, original manuscripts, and news.