I have discussed this very thing with those in power at UMG. They don't have the infrastructure to
do this (ie it take labor-hours that they can't spare), and demand is said to be very low among
download customers. I definitely prefer a PDF booklet with a download, but then again I expect
consistent and accurate metadata (which is very rare). In the end, it's not worth getting worked up
about, it is what it is and it's unlikely to change.
-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message -----
From: "Russell Miller" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 10:49 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Hi-Rez symphony recordings, including some MLP, on sale at HDTracks
> Several items (including the MLP titles) show this wording in the "About the Album" description:
> THIS ALBUM DOWNLOAD FEATURES HIGH RESOLUTION COVER ART ONLY. LINER NOTES ARE NOT AVAILABLE.
> Why has Universal adopted this policy? When a booklet has been produced for a physical release, it
> shouldn't be difficult to create a PDF to accompany the digital versions. When the choice is CD
> with notes, or hi-rez without, I'm reluctant to buy either one. Any insight into what the labels
> are thinking (if they are)?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Sunday, November 22, 2015 7:28:50 AM
> Subject: [ARSCLIST] Hi-Rez symphony recordings, including some MLP, on sale at HDTracks
> A 30% discount brings prices down into CD territory, for hi-rez audio.
> -- Tom Fine