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Hi-res music streaming and download service Qobuz expands to six new countries: Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Portugal.
The French music platform looks to take on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, YouTube Music and other music streaming services in Latin America and Portugal. Launching in 2007, Qobuz has doubled the number of markets covered just in the last two years, with recent additions including Australia, New Zealand and the Nordic countries. The expansion to Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Colombia and Portugal sees Qobuz in 25 countries total and introduces the service to 470 million potential music lovers and audiophiles.
According to the IFPI, during 2021, Latin America was the region with the highest growth rate in the music streaming market, at +32.5%.
We are happy to announce the opening of our service in Latin America and Portugal. There are many who have eagerly anticipated our arrival, awaiting access to a streaming platform that is 100% music-focused and off the beaten path. Since 2020, we have taken an ambitious approach to development. This next step will reinforce our desire to forge ahead as a high quality music platform based on a unique and eclectic music experience and a respect for artists.Georges Fornay, Deputy CEO, Qobuz
New and existing Qobuz subscribers get unlimited access to 80 million tracks, with hi-res FLAC tracks available at up to 24-bit/192 kHz. You’ll find plenty of editorial content, human curated playlists and tailor-made music, plus download support for offline playback. Studio subscription are $12.99 per month or $129.99 per year. The Sublime subscription is a more expensive tier that also gets discounts to Qobuz’s download store.