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The Challenge Of Preserving Digital Music

1 (1)With the increased popularity of streaming, some concerns are being raised about the potential challenges of preserving digital media for future generations, in spite of its current ubiquity.

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In this recent post on MusicThinkTank, Dan Sarath airs his concerns regarding the preservation of digital music for future generations, and how its prevalence now is no guarantee of longevity.

"Preserving art for future generations is absolutely essential. If we didn’t do it, we would not be able to enjoy music that was revered at the time of its release. Great amounts of classic music would be lost to time. Imagine a world in which we could never listen to beloved, historically significant works like Some Kind Of Blue or Abbey Road."

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