Warner Music Group & MQA Enter Long-Term Licensing Deal
Warner Music Group (WMG) has struck a long-term licensing deal with music technology specialists MQA. The agreement – the first between MQA and any major music company – is meant to increase users’ access to hi-resolution music.
According to WMG, the agreement paves the way for recordings from WMG’s artists to be made available in studio master quality through MQA distributors.
MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) is an end-to-end technology that delivers master quality audio in a file small enough to stream or download. According to WMG, by delivering the sound of the artists from WMG’s labels, MQA will enable the listener to step into the magic of the artists’ original performances.