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Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« on: April 27, 2019, 06:24 »
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/amazon-is-readying-a-hi-def-music-streaming-service/

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AMAZON IS READYING A HI-DEF MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE

MBW has heard this whisper from several high-placed music industry sources, who say the price of Amazon’s new tier will likely be in the region of $15 per month. It’s expected to launch before the end of 2019.

“It’s a better bit rate, better than CD quality,” said one source. “Amazon is working on it as we speak: they’re currently scoping out how much catalog they can get from everyone and how they’ll ingest it.

TIDAL’s ‘Masters’ range is made possible by its partnership with digital hi-def music company MQA. It’s understood that Amazon has not partnered with MQA for its own HD tier.


Whew!! Good thing AMZN isn’t dumb enough to go MQA :)
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2019, 10:34 »
Are they still offering free access to the music if you have already bought the CDs/SACDs from them?
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2019, 06:16 »
Are they still offering free access to the music if you have already bought the CDs/SACDs from them?

I believe so... in MP3 though.
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2019, 08:14 »
I believe so... in MP3 though.

Yeah wondering if the new hires streaming allows it too. I am actually on Amazon Prime now cos of Grand Tour.
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2019, 07:23 »
Yeah wondering if the new hires streaming allows it too. I am actually on Amazon Prime now cos of Grand Tour.

I'm on Amazon Prime as well, but never actually streamed any music off of them :P. It'll be interesting to see how they're signing up the record companies for Highrez...I'm guessing similar to how Qobuz has done it.
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 09:53 »
https://www.musicbusinessworldwide.com/amazon-is-readying-a-hi-def-music-streaming-service/

Whew!! Good thing AMZN isn’t dumb enough to go MQA :)

Unfortunately nobody wants to stream MQA these days and the only one is still hanging on the lifeline is none other than Tidal. MQA is desperately in need of fund and they actually approach Napster, a streaming provider to license it to other platforms. Napster itself does not stream MQA, what a joke!

https://www.whathifi.com/us/news/napsters-adding-high-quality-mqa-streams-but-not-in-the-way-you-might-imagine

BS is also desperately promoting its recent blog on MQA too (Have been trying and trying for more than 4 years now)

https://bit.ly/2LmgoMl

MQA is destined to be failure product like MLP on DVD-Audio. It is now becoming clearer and he needs to acknowledge it.
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 13:37 »
Good. Personally I don't support any proprietary encoding. Let MQA die naturally.


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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 15:18 »
.....And I just bought 13 Carpenters MQA discs.   :)

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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2019, 15:47 »
i apologize first that i off track abit here.

other than spotify, which other stream offer chinese songs?
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 13:40 »
.....And I just bought 13 Carpenters MQA discs.   :)

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Don’t worry, even if it is obsolete, you can still can playback if you still have the decoder. 😂
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 13:42 »
i apologize first that i off track abit here.

other than spotify, which other stream offer chinese songs?

You can try Tidal, but chinese songs may not be as much as Spotify. However you get lossless CD quality.
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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 13:56 »
You can try Tidal, but chinese songs may not be as much as Spotify. However you get lossless CD quality.
ok. thanks! spotify got much more Chinese songs and more updated. tidal got better quality but quite old songs.

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Re: Amazon readying Hirez music streaming service
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 14:32 »
i apologize first that i off track abit here.

other than spotify, which other stream offer chinese songs?
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