Qobuz extends reach to Northern Europe, Australia & New Zealand

French high-resolution music streaming and downloading platform, Qobuz, has announced that it will now be available in six new countries: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Australia, and New Zealand.

This means that Qobuz is now present in 18 countries across the globe: France, UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Spain, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and the US, plus the six announced today.

Founded in 2007, Qobuz’s mission is to provide music lovers and audiophile with a musical experience based on excellent audio quality and content of unparalleled richness. Its library of over 70 million tracks, it also claims to have the highest number of hi-res masters of any streaming service.

Not just for listening to music, Qobuz also has half a million articles created and selected by a team of experts, consisting of biographies, musical booklets, album reviews, and interviews.

Alongside today’s expansion announcement, 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.

“Our ambition is to make Qobuz THE global benchmark for high-resolution music streaming and download platforms,” said George Fornay, deputy CEO of Qobuz. “Today we are pleased to bring our offering to markets where the expectation for a premium service such as our 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.”