I've had conversations with David Chesky at HDTracks about this. First of all, he is at the mercy of
the record companies, all he can do is strongly request PDF's of booklets. UMG is pretty good about
providing PDF, especially for downloads that are from less recent remasters. Warner and Sony provide
very few PDF booklets. Another nice thing from UMG was deluxe download-only PDF's for some but not
all of the new Blue Note remasters. I assume these were also included as printed inserts to the LPs.
Of note, and the underlying reason for all of this -- David Chesky told me that a tiny minority of
customers ever complain about the lack of documentation. I've read the same kind of statement
attributed to Apple folks. Bottom line, we who actually read, write and appreciate liner notes are a
vast and disappearing minority!
-- Tom Fine
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From: "Paul Urbahns" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 9:08 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Japan - still in love with the CD
>> Japanese consumers like to have a lot of textual information with their
>> music purchases, and downloads usually include NO documentation (a minority
>> include a PDF of liner notes).
> I wish wish there was someway we could get that word out to the companies,
> so more companies would put the booklets in PDF. It could be included as an
> "album only" purchase so you got it when you purchased the album.
> Paul Urbahns
> Radcliff, Ky