I’ve made comments in the past about Mark Trammell’s resistance to streaming, and even tried to help justify it (to an extent) in previous articles. I’ve also made some jokes at their expense about their refusal to release music in any sort of digital format. I feel after years of commenting on both the industry’s reluctance as a whole (and some artists in particular) to embrace the changing musical format landscape, I should be among the first to recognize the Mark Trammell Quartet and their announcement of releasing both their newest release and their back catalog on streaming platforms worldwide.

I first noticed that the MTQ had finally come to streaming a couple weeks ago when a friend of mine commented on how the latest MTQ album, Classics, sounded really good and that they were listening to it on Spotify. After I picked my jaw up off the floor, I was pleasantly surprised to see SEVERAL albums from the Mark Trammell Quartet available on streamers (I use Apple Music, and until this month, the most recent album I’d seen was from 2015).

I won’t dwell on the whole financial aspect of streaming here, as I’ve already done so in the past, but I do want to make a big deal out of a long-time hold out joining the streaming community. You are already on my playlist!


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Kyle Boreing

Kyle Boreing

Kyle has been writing for MusicScribe since 2008. He is a musician, producer, arranger, and occasional quartet singer, who pays way too much attention to recordings. He is an alumni of Stamps-Baxter School of Music and has shared the stage with many different artists. He also really likes movies that are "so bad they're good." Visit his website at kyleboreing.com, or follow him on Twitter @kyleboreing.


  1. Daniel H

    I was SO happy to see this announcement! I wore their cds out in my old car but didn’t want a thumb drive. I’ll definitely be ‘buying’ and downloading many songs this evening.

  2. nber

    Interesting. I noticed a couple of weeks ago on Facebook Chris Golden stated he was considering removing his recordings.

    • Kyle Boreing

      It’s a constant battle. Do artists only allow digital purchases (ala iTunes or Amazon), or do they go all-in and take the financial hit?


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