Qobuz Raises 10m Euros to Consolidate Future Developments

Qobuz has raised 10 million euros in new capital to drive its momentum and consolidate its future developments. To support its international expansion ambitions, Qobuz, now present in 12 countries, is strengthening its managerial organization with the establishment of new management and the launch of a vast recruitment plan. Continue reading Qobuz Raises 10m Euros to Consolidate Future Developments

Issue 550: Qobuz Sets U.S. Launch Of High-Res Streaming; YouTube Challenges Spotify, Apple Music for College Students’ Money

Listen Up, Audiophiles: Qobuz Sets U.S. Launch Of High-Res Streaming
Qobuz, a French music streaming company with operations across Europe, plans to launch its high-resolution service in the U.S. in 2019.

YouTube Challenges Spotify, Apple Music for College Students’ Money

Half a year after launching its standalone music-streaming service, YouTube is following the lead of its competitors and rolling out student pricing.

Underground Radio Directory collects independent online radio stations from around the world
Underground Radio Directory collects independent online radio stations from around the worlddjmag.com
So far it includes radio stations from 53 different cities…

Tidal brings its high fidelity music streaming app to the Microsoft Store
Tidal brings its high fidelity music streaming app to the Microsoft Storewww.onmsft.com
Tidal, a music streaming service that offers songs in “lossless” audio format, has officially been released to the Microsoft Store.

Can AI Create Better Music Than Humans?
Can AI Create Better Music Than Humans?www.forbes.com
All of this raises the question: in a world where art can be manufactured on-demand to a user’s precise specifications, what is the role of the artist?

Copyright Royalty Board Makes Flurry of Changes, Extends Comment Period For Music Modernization Act
Copyright Royalty Board Makes Flurry of Changes, Extends Comment Period For Music Modernization Actwww.billboard.com
In a flurry of activity over the last few week, the Copyright Royalty Board has cemented some previous determinations for on-demand services and background music services and amended some of its regulations for rate determinations made this year.

Music Industry Asks US Govt. to Reconsider Website Blocking
Music Industry Asks US Govt. to Reconsider Website Blockingtorrentfreak.com
US companies have successfully lobbied and litigated extensively for pirate site blockades around the world. On their home turf, the issue was categorically avoided following the SOPA outrage several years ago. It now appears that this position is slowly beginning to change.

Spotify for Artists Will Charge for Certain Services, Daniel Ek Says
Spotify for Artists Will Charge for Certain Services, Daniel Ek Sayswww.digitalmusicnews.com
In a bid to boost the service’s profitability in the long run, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has revealed plans to introduce tools for artists.

Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others in real time
Social music app Playlist lets you listen to music with others in real timetechcrunch.com

A new app called Playlist aims to make music a more social experience than what’s offered today by the major music platforms like Apple Music, Pandora or Spotify, for example.

Better Data Than Never: Publishers Finally Get Under the Spotify Bonnet
Better Data Than Never: Publishers Finally Get Under the Spotify Bonnetwww.synchtank.com
As Spotify adds Publishing Analytics, Eamonn Forde examines what this might mean for publishers and songwriters.

Why Spotify needs to up its game outside of Europe and the Americas (and is making big bets to do so)
Why Spotify needs to up its game outside of Europe and the Americas (and is making big bets to do so)www.musicbusinessworldwide.com

If Spotify’s expanding into India, its investors should prepare themselves for a tough challenge ahead.

Qobuz Named Official High-Resolution Streaming Service of Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest

Qobuz, a Paris-based online music streaming and download service for music lovers, has been named the Official High-Resolution Streaming Service for the upcoming 15th Annual Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest (RMAF), the largest high-end consumer audio show in North America. With the company making its official American launch in October, RMAF is the perfect venue for thousands of high-end audio enthusiasts to experience Qobuz quality.

The RMAF will be held in Denver at the Denver Marriott Tech Center from Friday, October 5 through Sunday, October 7. Continue reading Qobuz Named Official High-Resolution Streaming Service of Rocky Mountain International Audio Fest

Qobuz Names Music-Industry Veteran Yann Miossec Global CEO

Qobuz, the European high resolution music streaming and downloading service, has named music-industry veteran Yann Miossec as its new CEO.

A true music connoisseur, Miossec is a multidisciplinary-management specialist. He brings a strong background in digital music to the position, joining Qobuz after serving as an Executive Vice President for 12 years at Warner Music France. One of his first undertakings will be to lead the high-end platform’s initial foray into the American market, currently scheduled for summer of 2018. Continue reading Qobuz Names Music-Industry Veteran Yann Miossec Global CEO

Qobuz Brings High-Res Online Music Service to the U.S. at CES 2018

Qobuz, a European commercial online music streaming and downloading service, announced today its high-end system will be available in the United States beginning in mid-2018. Qobuz is the highest resolution music streaming service in the world, providing users with the most in-depth and interactive music experience possible.

It offers an extensive music catalog of 40-million tracks and is the only service to offer over one-million high-resolution tracks. Qobuz works on Mac/iOS/Android/Windows operating systems, and is integrated with all of the most prestigious Hi-Fi brands. Continue reading Qobuz Brings High-Res Online Music Service to the U.S. at CES 2018