Qobuz prepares for Canadian debut
By Adnews Staff
French music streaming service Qobuz is preparing to expand into Canada in collaboration with Quebecor Media. The service will debut in May and will incorporate the music catalogue of Quebecor’s Quebec-based streaming service QUB Musique. As part of Qobuz, QUB Musique will be maintained as a seperate brand. Current QUB Musique subscribers will be offered to a discounted monthly subscription to transfer to Qobuz. The service will be accessible on Apple and Android devices, as well as on PCs.
“After an initial highly successful collaboration with Quebecor, Qobuz is very pleased to be taking this partnership one step further and thus strengthening our presence in the Canadian market,” said Qobuz deputy CEO Georges Fornay. “Qobuz and QUB Musique share the same values and convictions about music distribution, offering a differentiated approach that fosters the promotion of artistic creation and international, French-language and local musical culture. We are delighted to welcome Canadians and Quebecers into the big Qobuz community and offer them a unique, complete experience for enjoying and rediscovering all forms of music.”