MQA aims to reduce hi-res audio’s carbon footprint by 80%
Music tech firm MQA is making its pitch to help the digital music industry cut its environmental impact.
April 22, 2022
A values-based music economy: ‘The new generation expects more’
What is a 'values-based' music industry anyway? BMG CEO Hartwig Masuch had some thoughts on that in his NY:LON Connect keynote.
January 21, 2022
MQA founder talks music quality, streaming and immersive audio
As the founder of music technology firm MQA – and before that of Meridian Audio – Bob Stuart has plenty of views on audio quality and the evolution of music services. This week, he shared them in a keynote interview...
September 10, 2021
‘Livestreaming has not been a growth category: it’s been an exploitation category’
We recently held the first ever Music Ally Japan Digital Summit, with more than 1,100 people registering for the event that took place online on 20-22 April. We're now publishing the video from one of its sessions, exploring...
May 13, 2021
The case for sustainability as a priority for the music industry
"We're treating the atmosphere like a sewer! Every day we dump a hundred million tonnes more of global warming pollution into the atmosphere... We are literally on a path, this might sound extreme, but frankly the new concept...
February 16, 2021
Tidal adds millions of WMG hi-res tracks using MQA technology
Tidal is swelling its catalogue of hi-res music, announcing yesterday that "millions" of Warner Music tracks in the MQA format have been added to its HiFi tier. Tidal also announced that "since 2019, MQA users have doubled...
November 13, 2020
Streaming panel calls for more innovation from DSPs and labels
Are the big music streaming services too similar to one another? And if so, how can they break out of that box to innovate and differentiate themselves? A panel at Music Ally's Sandbox Summit Global online conference yesterday,...
September 24, 2020
Futuresource pinpoints five obstacles for hi-res audio adoption
From Amazon Music HD to MQA and its various partnerships, there is plenty of activity going on around 'hi-res' music. Still, it's fair to say the technology isn't quite mainstream yet. Research firm Futuresource has some...
August 26, 2020
Jazz Re:Fest to stream with MQA and Bluesound partnership
Another festival forced to switch from offline to online this year is Jazz Re:Fest in the UK. Its 2020 version will be held on 23 August, with four hours of performances streamed from a two-stage set in The Mill studios. That...
August 10, 2020
Sony unveils new Walkman complete with MQA hi-res support
Search for ‘Walkman’ on Google, and the ‘people also ask’ boxout reveals that common searches include ‘When was the Walkman discontinued?’ and ‘Do they still make Walkmans?’. The answer to the latter being...
September 6, 2019
Chinese streaming service Xiami Music adds MQA hi-res audio
Chinese technology company Alibaba's music-streaming service, Xiami Music, is hoping to steal a march on rivals by boosting its sound quality – via a partnership with hi-res audio firm MQA. Xiami will be using MQA's...
July 16, 2019
Tidal’s MQA-powered hi-res tracks now available on iPhone
Hi-res music tech firm MQA has been a partner for streaming service Tidal for a long time now. Yesterday saw the latest expansion of the pair’s relationship: MQA’s master-quality tracks are now available to listen to...
March 12, 2019