“The UMG deal added to the existing Warners deal gives MQA access to the catalogs of two out of three major labels, leaving Sony Music as the last major chip to fall..”
“People say that Style Jukebox is what iTunes Cloud should have been – a music service for people with a music collection – that’s easy to use for casual listeners, but powerful enough for hard-core listeners who care about audio quality, music organizing, lossless music, and more.”
” Finally, before we get started, it’s worth noting that downloads aren’t the only way to get hi-res music in your home. Some optical disc formats also carry hi-res and remain a viable option. I mentioned SACDs earlier, which remain widely available for delivering both stereo and multichannel DSD audio to a compatible player. And Blu-ray music and concert discs are also available at 96/24 resolution or better, typically as PCM or with DTS HD-Master or Dolby TrueHD lossless encoding. AcousticSounds.com, mentioned below, is a good source. You’ll also find a wide range of concert Blu-rays at ConcertsOnDVD.com, and a list of labels and titles using the PureAudio Blu-ray format at PureAudio-Bluray.com.”
” The label also had some plays on Spotify, Deezer, and now-shuttered ZIK. Additionally, the label also had a small amount of downloads across iTunes, Google Play, 7digital, and Archambault, which only served to highlight the utter imbalance between streaming and download payouts.
YouTube (proper music video plays): $0.001005 Canadian ($0.000794 US) per stream.
YouTube (Content ID): $0.001342 Canadian ($0.001061 US) per match.”
” Some of these tips require a premium Spotify subscription to make use of, but the majority will work whether or not you’re currently paying for your streaming music. If you have any expert tips of your own, feel free to add them below in the comments.”
Read Here“MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) launches major partnerships at CES 2016, including agreements with music download store 2L and playback partners AURALiC and Bluesound, plus reveals a smartphone first from HTC.
CES Unveiled on January 4th and the MQA Suite within the Venetian (30-335) are the places to experience a world first: the MQA demonstration on the HTC One A9. HTC has equipped its latest smartphone with MQA technology in a ‘proof of concept’ exclusive for CES, so be sure to experience the best ever audio from a smartphone demonstration.”
” Earlier this month, Google announced 24-bit/96kHz support for its Chromecast Audio device (see report). Thanks to reader Chris L. for the heads up on this new news from Qobuz: Qobuz Sublime subscribers (219.99£/year) [footnote 1] will soon be able to stream their purchases, including up to 24/96 content, on Google’s $35 Chromecast Audio device. A Sublime subscription also buys you “24-Bit Hi-Res downloading at MP3 prices. From 30% to 60% permanent reductions.” on a large part of the Qobuz catalog.”
“A bold claim indeed, but spend a few minutes with Roon and you’ll find yourself getting up from the listening chair hours later. It’s that compelling. Now you can access music three dimensionally, much like you do when flipping through the bins at your favorite record store, but arguably better. And I say this as an analog lover that still has 8 turntables and over 7500 LP’s.”