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What digital medium should I choose when buying music to maximize artists' profits?

Spotify is notorious for underpaying artists. The margins for the artists are better when you purchase the music on iTunes or Amazon, but the best margins are on services specifically designed to ...
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What digital medium should I choose when buying music to maximize artists' profits?

Whenever I really like an artist, I'll make sure I buy the album (usually off iTunes), although I'll still listen to them on Spotify. I think the best thing you can do in this situation is buy the ...
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Can the warm sound of vinyl be recorded onto CD?

See https://musicfans.stackexchange.com/a/2421/84 for another angle on this. The 'warm' sound of vinyl is a misnomer; a better description these days would be 'blurred' or 'distorted'. When CDs first ...
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Why do computers not use USB for loudspeakers and headphones?

For many years, I have been frustrated by how flimsy the audio cables from my headphones and loudspeakers are. They don't use USB, but some sort of analogue audio standard plug. I can't tell you how ...
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Why do computers not use USB for loudspeakers and headphones?

Modern soundcards have optical audio out in addition to the historic 3.5mm audio jacks. There are also desktop speakers that support optical as an input, for example the Logitech Z625 Powerful THX ...
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Is there a tag for referencing in which movies/games a track was featured?

According to The Library of Congress in 2013 (but it is likely still available): There is no single official metadata standard or container yet to which all audio software and hardware makers ...
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Splitting a single FLAC file into songs with a Cue sheet?

I have tested several options to split flac album files into flac song files using cue sheets and wasn't happy with the results. So I coded albumSplitter: a python script that split the given album ...
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