Paris, April 15, 2021 – Qobuz, the French platform for streaming and downloading high-resolution music, confirms its international ambitions and announces that it will be opening in six new countries: Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. Now, millions more music fans and audiophiles will have access to Qobuz’s unique offerings: unparalleled sound quality combined with expert curation and editorial content.
Qobuz, THE world benchmark for high-resolution music streaming and downloads
A pioneer in high-resolution sound since its inception, Qobuz is now present in 12 countries. In Europe: in France, where the platform was born, in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the United States since 2019. The platform continues its international development; starting on April 15, 2021, it will be available in Australia and New Zealand, and Northern Europe: in Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland, promising markets in which streaming is growing.
Over 70 million tracks and half a million articles
Qobuz was founded in 2007 with a mission to provide all music lovers and audiophiles with a musical experience based on excellent audio quality and content of unparalleled richness. Qobuz’s music library currently contains over 70 million tracks, with the greatest number of Hi-Res masters of any streaming service. Qobuz also features half a million articles created and selected by a team of experts, consisting of biographies, musical booklets, album reviews, and interviews. A true cultural resource, Qobuz offers a unique and cutting-edge offer to (re)discover iconic artists or young talents with varied musical styles, both local and international. As a part of Qobuz’s announced expansion today, the editorial team has introduced more than 100 new playlists featuring local artists from each new country that are available to subscribers around the world.
Qobuz, the Sound of Artists
Since its origins, Qobuz has been campaigning to bring music back to its true value and deliver digital music in unparalleled sound fidelity. Eager to offer sound that respects the artist’s work, Qobuz provides all of its subscriptions exclusively in industry-leading audio quality:
- High Resolution (Hi-Res) quality – often referred to as “studio quality” – reproduces sound as it was created and recorded in the studio, offering superior detail and dynamic range (24-Bit / up to 192 kHz).
- CD quality, often referred to as HiFi or HD quality, delivers sound in the same quality as a CD (16-Bit / 44.1 kHz).
“Our ambition is to make Qobuz THE global benchmark for high-resolution music streaming and download platforms. Today we are pleased to bring our offering to markets where the expectation for a premium service such as ours exists and is growing. Far from a simple streaming service that gives music to consume, Qobuz aims to bring music back to its true value by offering its subscribers the best of music. In mature markets such as Australia, New Zealand, and Northern Europe, these new locations are highly strategic for Qobuz in the context of our international expansion.” – Georges Fornay, Deputy CEO of Qobuz.