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Synthax Japan’s RME Premium Recordings release MQA music

RME Premium Recordings, the specialist hi-res live recordings label owned by Synthax Japan, is the latest Japanese label to embrace MQA music.  At a press event held in Tokyo recently, it was officially announced that RME Premium Recordings has begun encoding its catalogue in MQA. Three albums are available initially to download on the e-onkyo music and HIGHRESAUDIO music stores. Attendees listened to a comparison of Bint el Shalabiya by RME artists Ky  in WAV and MQA.  Artist Ma...

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Kripton HQM store to offer MQA music

At a press launch held recently at the Kripton HQM store in Tokyo, it was announced that MQA music will be available on HQM’s high resolution download music service from the beginning of October 2016. Labels offering MQA-encoded recordings on the service for the first time will include Camerata, Shinkomusic Entertainment and Berkeley Square Music. Masahisa Hamada, president of Kripton, commented, “I am honoured to announce that Kripton has adopted the advanced digital technology of ...

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MQA Names Mike Jbara as CEO

The MQA team is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Jbara as CEO. The below press release has been issued today. 28 July 2016 New York/London MQA, the music technology company founded by Bob Stuart, announced today that it has hired music executive Mike Jbara as CEO. In addition to day-to-day leadership responsibility, Jbara will sit on the Board of MQA Ltd. Bob Stuart, Chairman of MQA said: “We are delighted to have Mike join us to take the helm as MQA moves into this next phas...

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UNAMAS Chooses MQA to Showcase Hi-Res Recordings

UNAMAS, the Japanese hi-res music label run by award-winning recording engineer Mick Sawaguchi, has selected ten albums from their catalogue for encoding in MQA.  The recordings, ranging from Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden” performed by the Unamas String Quintet, to Hiroshi Fukamizu’s “Everything for Drums”, will be available from July 15th.  Sawaguchi first listened to his own UNAMAS masters encoded in MQA, as he felt this was the best way to pr...

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