Qobuz stops offering MP3-quality streaming tier

Qobuz, a streaming company focused on elevated audio quality, announced that it is revising its plan structure. It has eliminated its option for an MP3 plan, and will only offer plans including its high-resolution and CD quality lossless catalog.

“MP3 is really bad for music, artists, and listeners — so Qobuz is saying ‘no’ to MP3 and now offers only real studio quality in one accessible plan,” Qobuz USA Managing Director Dan Mackta said. “Studio Premier is a special offer we’ve been dying to make. With the new plan, we will be pouring gasoline on the growth that has been kindled by our unique relationships in the premium audio hardware and retail industries. Our unequalled editorial and curation in specialist genres, and our focus on the culture around music and audio will continue to create value for listeners. Qobuz does all this because our users’ passion for music is worth it!”

The listeners can pick plan options are the Studio Premier, available for a limited time at $14.99 a month, and the Sublime+ for $249.99 a year, which covers streaming and discounts on the platform’s download store.

Anna Washenko