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    Neil Young Announces New Music Service

    Keep on streamin’ in the free world. Young, 71, launched unsuccessful audio project Pono in 2014 — but has now revived that idea with Xstream, a service which adapts to users’ changing broadband capacities to provide the best possible audio quality. Young’s had a rocky relationship with streaming: Complaining of low-quality audio, he pulled his catalog from major services in 2015, but returned in 2016. Now Xstream will have to compete not only with Apple, Spotify and Google, but with Tidal, which also aims to provide high-fidelity sound.

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