TIME Magazine selected IDAGIO, the classical music audio streaming service, as one of the best inventions of 2019. The Berlin-based startup has been recognized for designing a platform that makes classical music available to people everywhere, irrespective of age, origin and income.
TIME Magazine writes, “While most music-streaming services focus on popular music, IDAGIO’s mission is to make classical music just as accessible.” IDAGIO also offers a free tier, which includes features that do not require any prior knowledge of the genre so that listeners worldwide can easily start discovering classical music at no cost. Besides IDAGIO, other Germany-based companies on the list include Adidas, Puma and Holoride.
To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence.