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Creator Stories

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


Creator Stories

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Jazz re:freshed brings festival online with MQA + Bluesound

Jazz re:freshed teams up with MQA and Bluesound to bring annual festival JAZZ RE:FEST online. The virtual showcase will be streamed on YouTube and in MQA sound via BluOS.
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MQA supports China’s largest music industry event

Millions of music fans and industry professionals are set to watch the inaugural International Indie Music Season (IIMS), where MQA will host a panel on technology and innovation.
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Opinions

TIDAL vs Amazon Music HD Sound Quality

What does Amazon Music HD deliver + how does it compare to TIDAL HiFi?
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Partners

MQA powers best listening experience everywhere

MQA continues to grow its network of international partners and expand its reach.
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News

MQA powers UK artist shows during lockdown

British Music Embassy + MQA joined forces to provide a livestream for artists due to perform at SXSW...
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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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