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Neil Young Submits Trademark Application For New Audio Formats


Neil Young, an outspoken critic of digital recording technology and the MP3 music format in particular, has filed patents for his own high-res audio formats.

The rocker has three patents pending with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office: 21st Century Record Player, Earth Storage and Thanks for Listening.

The filing, reports Rolling Stone, includes a description of the technology's applications:

"Online and retail store services featuring music and artistic performances; high resolution music downloadable from the internet; high resolutions discs featuring music and video; audio and video recording storage and playback."

Young has not released a statement, but it is speculated that the technology is meant to reproduce analog sound faithfully in a digital format.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse's latest album, Americana, is due June 5.

by RTTNews Staff Writer

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