Warner Music Group, MQA Enter Licensing Deal
Warner Music Group (WMG) has entered into a long-term licensing deal with music technology specialists MQA. The agreement – the first between MQA and any major music company – will significantly increase music fans’ access to hi-resolution music globally.
The agreement paves the way for recordings from WMG’s diverse roster of acclaimed artists and its catalogue to be made available in studio master quality through MQA distributors.
MQA delivers master quality audio in a file small enough to stream or download. By delivering the sound of the studio masters from WMG’s labels, MQA will enable the listener to step into the artists’ original performances. MQA music is currently available via High Res Audio, Onkyo Music, e-Onkyo, 7digital, 2L and Technics Tracks. Over the coming months, MQA will expand to more streaming platforms and into download stores worldwide.
Bob Stuart, Creator of MQA, commented: “This collaboration is a giant step forward for MQA and music fans everywhere. We have been working tirelessly to ensure labels, studios, artists, services and playback partners understand the potential of our technology and the responses have been overwhelming. MQA is about bringing the most authentic sound to music lovers all over the world and WMG is our first major partner to help drive this mission forward."