Music streaming has a far worse carbon footprint than the heyday of records and CDs – new findings

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-music-streaming-worse-carbon-footprint.html

It is easy to get nostalgic for the era when most music lovers bought LPs. They would save their pennies for a Saturday trip to the local record store, before heading home clutching their glorious new vinyl in a plastic bag to drop the needle on the turntable and listen on repeat. This anachronistic ritual will be resurrected on International Record Store Day on Saturday April 13, as consumers queue to buy exclusive limited edition vinyl releases from their favourite artists. Launched a decade ago, this annual event is an industry drive to boost ailing independent record stores in an age when most people stream music online.


Original Title: Music streaming has a far worse carbon footprint than the heyday of records and CDs – new findings
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