Founded in the nineties as a fan site, nugs.net has evolved into the leading official source of live music from some of the largest touring artists in the world. Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Phish, Red Hot Chili Peppers and many other artists now distribute recordings of every concert they play through nugs.net. In May 2017, nugs.net announced support for MQA downloads of concerts, initially from Metallica and Bruce Springsteen, followed shortly after by Dead & Company. From 10 January 2018, subscribers to nugs.net’s HiFi tier can enjoy MQA playback on iOS devices of thousands of full-length concerts. “Our pursuit of the highest fidelity in our listeners’ playback experience led us to MQA,” explains nugs.net founder and CEO Brad Serling.