Rhapsody International Inc. has completed a global agreement with MQA for its Powered by Napster platform service to offer partners the option to choose high-resolution and studio-quality audio as their format of choice.
Powered by Napster will offer Master Quality Authenticated (MQA) music tracks across multiple platforms including mobile, automotive, and home.
"Powered by Napster brings new and innovative branded streaming music services to partners intent on transforming their customer experience," says Angel Gambino, Chief Commercial Officer of Napster. "High-resolution audio is a powerful tool to have in our box. Our work with MQA signals the growth of high-resolution audio streaming and quality becoming a bigger part of the conversation."
Powered by Napster is a complete music and audio platform service. It offers companies a suite of technologies and solutions, including music and media streaming and download infrastructure, applications, rights management, customer billing, royalty administration, and business intelligence.
The Napster/MQA partnership means that the original, highest resolution versions of your favourite music can be delivered and authenticated at the time the consumer streams it.
"Artists and creators are very clear that they want to give their fans the best possible sound quality," adds Mike Jbara, CEO of MQA. "With this agreement, Napster has positioned themselves as strong advocates for creators, and its global reach makes today's announcement a great milestone for MQA's many global hardware partners."
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