Neil Young Opens The Vault Wider For A Fee

Neil Young has been fairly unconventional when it comes to music and music formats. According to Stereogum, Young is announcing a new expanded archive in website form. A statement released on Young’s Facebook says, “I want to share with you that I have made a place for my music to live. It will also be the place where I live on the web. I won’t be here- Facebook.”

Young describes the webpage as, “A giant time machine cabinet. There are files and files for years and years, all full of music. Albums and tracks, bits and pieces, manuscripts and art, film and video. I live there. Each song is being backed up with the archival material that relates to it and to the creation of it, from song writing to band jams, the history of this music is there. It’s never finished, it is huge and growing. We work night and day expanding the window you can see this archival stuff through.Come and visit the cabinet and take a look inside. If you like my music, this should be a good place to wander and spend the light and dark hours.”

The site also looks to be a place where you can get many firsts: tickets to all live shows, surprise live streams, new records will be released here first, and of course old unreleased albums.

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To close it out, Young breaks down the particulars: “The place is called NYA. It stands for, in the language of the day. It’s free to everyone now. As of June 1 there will be memberships available at $1.99 a month, or $19.99 per year. Parts of NYA will always be free. You can always be there.”

The site should be up in web for now and mobile operating systems in the fall. Dose something like this appeal to you? Do you need more Neil in your life?

Photo: By Per Ole Hagen (Per Ole Hagen) [CC BY-SA 1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons


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