Qobuz now available in six new countries including Australia and New Zealand

High-resolution streaming and download platform Qobuz has expanded to launch in Australia, New Zealand, and Northern Europe.

Hi-res streaming service Qobuz has extended its reach, launching its streaming and download platform in six new countries around the world. As the French platform is a RouteNote partner that’s millions more potential fans for your music to reach, for free.

The new Qobuz locations are:

  • Australia
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Sweden

To accompany the launch, Qobuz has also added over 100 new editorial playlists spotlighting local artists from each new country.

The platform’s USP is its high-resolution streaming quality. The new launch extends its reach further from its presence in 12 countries: Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, the UK, and the US.

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

Qobuz was created in 2007 with a focus on providing superior audio quality, for the benefit of subscribers and also so music can be heard as the artist intended. It now boasts the biggest number of hi-res masters of any streaming platform, with over 70 million songs. It also acts as a cultural hub, offering articles like biographies and album reviews.

Want to get your music on Qobuz so everyone can stream it in awesome hi-res audio? RouteNote offers free distribution to Qobuz and all the major streaming platforms and stores, so that you can start earning money from your music. Find out more and sign up here.

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