We’re proud to announce that since January of this year, we’ve been working with Qobuz to get a partnership set up to help our artists and labels grow their brand in other territories and a wider audience. As of Friday the 17th, August 2018, we’ve finally partnered with them. All previously uploaded releases will automatically be uploaded to Qobuz. If you would like any or all of your past releases to not be added to Qobuz please get in contact at firstname.lastname@example.org with your UPC and we can prevent it from being uploaded.
What is Qobuz?
Qobuz is a French commercial music streaming and downloading service. It was founded in 2007 by Yves Riesel and has expanded to a limited range of overseas markets, including the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, and Spain. It offers a tiered subscription service but, unlike its competitor Spotify, does not provide free-of-charge streaming other than for a trial period.
Qobuz currently offers four music streaming services: Qobuz Premium, Qobuz HiFi, Qobuz HiFi Sublime (an annual subscription that offers 24-bit digital downloads at reduced cost in addition to the streaming service) and Qobuz HiFi Sublime+ (an annual subscription that offers 24-bit streaming, 24-bit digital downloads at reduced cost in addition to the streaming service). The streaming service can be used via the web-based Qobuz Player, or by using the Qobuz Desktop player which is available for Microsoft Windows and OS X (the Windows version may work under Linux with recent versions of Wine). Qobuz also provides Android and iOS applications, as well as Sonos support.
Qobuz offers digital music streaming in CD quality (FLAC 16-Bit/44.1kHz). Qobuz and Tidal are the only generally available CD quality streaming services (as Deezer Elite is restricted to Sonos users).
Qobuz also provides a digital music downloading service, offering downloads in “Hi-Res” (high-resolution audio) quality (24 bits) as well as CD-quality (16 bits).
The company has a partnership with the British classical music magazine Gramophone, under which the magazine uses Qobuz to publish recommended playlists.