High rez audio streaming platform Qobuz has announced they’re dropping their price of their high quality music streaming plan by $10 per month.
Founded in France, Qobuz (pronounced “co-buzz”) launched in the US in February 2019 with a service that begins at 320kps audio quality and ramps up to FLAC 24 bit audio. As 5 Mag wrote at launch, Qobuz
It’s not clear if there is any great demand for Qobuz’s highest tier streaming – their chart of most streaming tracks (see image below) shows a heavy preference for the Beatles, Bob Dylan and other boomer-tier music compared to Spotify – but they’ve announced they’re dropping the monthly fee down to $14.99 per month. That’s still 50% more than Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms and is good for the “first 100,000 subscribers” through January 31, 2020.
Qobuz has aligned itself with a number of high-end audio companies and places significant emphasis on its classical, jazz and (of course) French-language offerings. Another high rez streaming platform, Tidal, has formed an alliance with automobile brands in an attempt to find its niche.