What Is This?

Progstreaming Extended is a continuation of our successful website Progstreaming. There are three very important differences: Progstreaming offers genuine streaming on its own player, while Progstreaming Extended does not. Progstreaming Extended gathers all streaming available from other sources and embeds them onto our site, on a separate page each.

Pages on Progstreaming Extended never go away, not unless the actual streaming on those other sources disappear. After each year, they will be added to our ‘previous-years’-section, which is already huge.
Following the above, we’ve decides to mold Progstreaming Extended into a blog, that offers releases per year, and per month. That way we feel the site is an excellent overview of the most important progrock-release per year.

Why are you doing this?

Most importantly because we’re a big fans ourselves, and we want to urge newcomers to get to know the basic classic album of progressive rock. Plus – while we hold physical products like CDs and LPs still in high regard – we just love streaming. Isn’t it amazing that even obscure progrock-albums, in the old days just a rumor, legend or high-paid-for important item, are now just a mouse click away? We constantly urge our listeners to go out on a hunting trip, go on safari, and explore the gems that are out there for you to discover.

For new releases, with Progstreaming we also noticed a tendency to not allow streaming at Progstreaming, with the thought it was ‘already streaming at Spotify’. Although we like to think our concept is very different from Spotify (and their competitors), we understand the position of especially the larger bands and their labels. A friend once said “why don’t you embed Spotify instead”, but we didn’t want to ruin our invention. Hence we came up with the extended version of Progstreaming. As a result we can now offer you everything.

How should you use it?

Just delve into our site, and click the albums you would like to investigate. For actual listening to full albums in some cases you need to download a program (Spotify for example) or have a real account. Apple Music offers in our opinion the best way to listen to 30sec. clips. Bandcamp and YouTube (many full-album streams on YouTube by the way) are free and will play right along. Finally Deezer has a very good free version, which is browser-based. For using that, go to Deezer.com and log in through Facebook (don’t worry, no costs) and then go back to this site and click on the player. If you don’t do that, you’ll get 30sec. clips just like Apple Music.

Can we just do this?

Yeah. Although it all looks very impressive – if we say so ourselves – basically it’s all just links, and links are allowed. Even the artwork, while permitted through fair use, is downgraded in quality, although we have taken great care to find the best artwork-pictures available. For more insights about all this, please read this. Of course the really good thing is, if you click a Spotify-, Deezer- or Apple Music-player, the bands get paid. Of course, if you buy a CD and/or Vinyl, all hail to you the more. So we just can’t imagine anyone not liking our site.

What’s more that I should know?

First you should really, and I mean REALLY, click some of the Amazon-buttons. While compiling this site – which by the way took almost 8 months – I was amazed how many albums are still or again available on LP, sometimes new, sometimes second hand. And not at all expensive.

Secondly, we like to point out our other sites too, which are All Streaming, Classical Streaming and Metal Streaming. They are all blogs too, like Progstreaming Extended, and especially All Streaming has a tremendous previous-years-section. As most progrock-fans also love other genres of popular music, no doubt you will find many discoveries there two.

Any other thoughts?

Like any website, we love good promotion. If you just would like to give a Facebook-‘like’ to the ones you do, or Tweet about it, that’s much appreciated.
If you miss a certain album on our site, that’s of course possible. You won’t find any albums that have no streaming, of course. We have ways to help bands and labels with that by the way (our own Bandcamp, and several contacts with trusted aggregators). But for all other albums that we might have missed out, send us a e-mail at progstreaming(at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll consider adding it. If you have a GREAT idea what to add to our site, please use the same link.
So, there’s our concept. We hope you will enjoy. We wish you many excellent discoveries!