An end to the ‘loudness wars’ — at least at YouTube?

These two articles at outline what their author feels is the beginning of the end of the outbreak of loudness warring that begain in earnest with the move file-based music distribution (since having a big bunch of individual tracks often means folks will shuffle tracks from different albums and artists together and that often means that the dynamically delicate may get shoved right up against the brutally loud — and when listening on headphones that can produce a sudden urge to fling one’s mobile device into the nearest vocano, river, or trash compactor.

YouTube just put the final nail in the Loudness War’s coffin

YouTube loudness normalisation – The Good, The Questions and The Problem