What is this site?

Progstreaming Extended is from the makers of our successful website Progstreaming. It’s a blog on which we promote progressive rock releases that have legal streaming elsewhere:

  1. Progstreaming Extended gathers all streaming available from other sources and embeds them onto our site, on a separate page each.  
  2. 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.
  3. Progstreaming Extended is thereby an excellent overview of the most important progressive rock releases per year.

So why are you doing this?

Most importantly because we’re a big fans ourselves, and we want to urge newcomers and old fans alike to keep in touch with what’s out there within 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 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.

So how should I 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 you 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.

I'm confused! What's the difference between Progstreaming itself and this site? And I've heard you got Progstreaming Access too? 

Sorry about that. Basically, Progstreaming has been our very first site, and it started in 2011 - way before you had Spotify or Deezer on your computer. Full-album streaming was unheard of. But here's the difference: 

  1. Progstreaming ( progstreaming.com or progstreaming.nl) is a 'real' streaming site, on which albums are only temporary, and for which permission needs to be asked. 
  2. Progstreaming Extended - this site - has started in 2015 and is a blog with 'embeds' from other sources. It often contains bigger names, who don't allow streaming other than on Spotify, etc.
  3. Progstreaming Access ( progstreaming.com/access) is a brand new site for start-ups and self-released progrock. It's our kindergarden, and it's for those who want to explore. Band on this newbies-sites are being asked to promote their pages tremendously, and if they succeed, we'll reward them with an upgrade to Progstreaming, the mothership. It has both 'real' and 'embedded' streaming.

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 Progstreaming, Metal Streaming, All Streaming and Classical Streaming.

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!