“This is a life’s work”: Neil Young launches subscription streaming service

Subscribers will get to hear his new records before anyone else

Neil Young has launched a new subscription service and app that collates material from his entire career.

The Neil Young Archives (NYA) includes a complete back catalogue of audio and visual content. Subscribers pay $1.99 per month or $19.99 for a full year to access the content, which will include new work.

“This is a life’s work,” Young said of NYA. “It will never be finished.” Hi-res streams of all his available recordings as well as a timeline filled with materials related to his music, films, videos, books, photographs, manuscripts, and press notes is included.

The paid service, created in partnership with Warner Bros. Records, is accessible via Young’s website and an iOS app (Android is coming soon). Users will also have access to Young’s personal news outlet, the NYA Times Contrarian, and subscribers get early access to concert tickets.

Young continued: “If you want to hear my music and would like to have the option to listen to it with all the depth and glory of high resolution, it will be there. All my new records can be heard there first, before they get released anywhere else. New, unreleased albums from the archives and old, unreleased albums from the archives will always be heard there first. Our machine is a monster.”

Earlier this month, Young and Bob Dylan announced another co-headline show together at Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park, Ireland (July 14, 2019).

The pair also co-headline Hyde Park on July 12, 2019.