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To the original performance. Wherever you listen.

How to get MQA

Creator story

MQA unlocks every detail of the original master recording.
Discover what that means for music creators and their fans, across the globe.

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Latest news and events

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Xiami Music To Add MQA Studio Quality

Xiami Music, a wholly-owned entity of the Alibaba Group, will be the first music streaming service in China to adopt MQA.
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Rhapsody International Inc. Adds MQA

Global agreement supports Powered by Napster with an extensive breadth of studio quality audio solutions
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MQA in Home Automation via Control4 Smart Home OS 3

Control4 Smart Home OS 3 Supports Studio Quality Sound to Enhance The Smart Home Experience
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Stream TIDAL Masters Everywhere: iPhone Now Supports MQA

TIDAL iOS adds MQA to deliver studio quality sound on the move
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MQA to Showcase Premium In-Car Music Listening at CES 2019

Integration with BlackBerry brings master quality sound to next generation of connected and autonomo...
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MQA momentum
continues to grow

We’ve been busy forging new relationships with musicians, record labels and music lovers around the world.

“Music fans will love it when they hear it, and WMG is thrilled to be partnering with MQA to take the next step in bringing hi-resolution music to consumers across the globe.”
Craig Kallman,
Chairman & CEO of WMG’s Atlantic Records division
“With MQA, we are working with a partner whose technology is among the best solutions for streaming Hi-Res Audio, and one that doesn't ask music fans to compromise on sound quality for convenience.”
Michael Nash,
Executive Vice President of Digital Strategy at UMG

FAQs

What is MQA?

MQA stands for Master Quality Authenticated. Using pioneering scientific research into how people hear, MQA's award-winning technology captures and authenticates the sound of the original master recording, and packages it in a file small enough to stream or download.

How do I access MQA?

We work closely with our audio hardware partners to enable MQA integration into their devices for authenticated playback. We also support our record label and music service partners to ensure master recordings are encoded and delivered to a growing number of services. Visit How to get MQA section for the most up-to-date list.

Why is MQA important?

MQA’s commitment is to deliver the master recording all the way through to the music fan. Our aim is to reinstate audio quality - too long sacrificed for convenience - as an important ingredient for music. Only MQA can supply the original sound, directly from the studio master, in the highest quality, using less data, while authenticating provenance.

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