MQA And Universal Music Group Collaborate On Advancing Hi-Res On-Demand Streaming
February 16, 2017 at 4:54 AM (PT)
Music technology company MQA and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP (UMG) have entered into a multi-year agreement that will encode UMG’s catalogue of master recordings in MQA’s technology, promising to make some of the world’s most celebrated recordings available for the first time in Hi-Res Audio streaming.
MQA CEO MIKE JBARA commented, “We’re very pleased to be working with UNIVERSAL MUSIC to achieve our goal of moving studio-quality sound into the mainstream. UNIVERSAL’s timeless catalogue and impressive artist roster will fuel music streaming services worldwide and enable the premium listening experience for all music fans.”
UMG EVP/Digital Strategy MICHAEL NASH said, “The promise of Hi-Res Audio streaming is becoming a reality, with one service already in the market and several more committed to launching this year. With MQA, we are working with a partner whose technology is among the best solutions for streaming Hi-Res Audio, and one that doesn't ask music fans to compromise on sound quality for convenience. We’re looking forward to working with MIKE and his team at MQA to make our industry-leading roster of artists and recordings available to music fans in the highest quality possible.”