Overhauls Site to Address Influx of Hi-Res Audio Content
UPPER SADDLE RIVER, NJ, October 5, 2017 – Onkyo Music, a leading hi-res music download service and one of the largest sources of MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) Hi-Res today announced several exclusive Hi-Res distribution agreements with several influential Japanese music labels, including FixRecords, MAGES (5bp) and Falcom. In addition, Onkyo Music has agreed non-exclusive European distribution rights for music from Lantis. Availability of this content in the United States will be announced at a later date.
With MQA gathering traction daily, Onkyo Music is now one of the largest sources of music using the new digital audio technology. Users can currently select from a library comprising in excess of 16,000 MQA tracks, with more constantly being added.
Visitors to the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest (RMAF), taking place October 6-8 in Denver, CO will get the chance to experience MQA content on a selection of Onkyo/Pioneer Digital Audio Players and headphones.
Along with the exclusive agreements, Onkyo Music as also made improvements to the site to dramatically facilitate content discovery and curation. Changes include:
• A cleaner, faster and easier interface for more intuitive navigation;
• New visual SAYT (Suggest As You Type) functionality;
• Highlighting when MQA content is an available option;
• Better filtering and sorting across sections;
• Improved layout logic to cater for those seeking Hi-Res content
• Clear identification of albums and singles on artist pages;
• ‘Breadcrumbs’ integration for improved site navigation.
The website will be under constant development to improve the overall experience, with further enhancements (e.g. such as even more granular filtering and sorting, the ability to take PayPal/AMEX payments) set be added in the coming weeks and months.
“Music’s relevance to our day-to-day lives has clearly grown substantially,” said Onkyo Music’s Business development manager, Daniel Escobar. “Music lovers have access to a range of repertoire that was totally unthinkable before.
“Embracing high quality audio has become more practical as storage and bandwidth are no longer an issue, and hi-res devices – using new technologies such as MQA – are becoming more affordable by the day.”
“Our ultimate aim is to create a seamless hi-res ecosystem, together with Onkyo consumer electronics, and provide the best music experience to our customers.”
Onkyo Music (available in the UK, Germany and the US) gives access to hundreds of thousands of 24-bit/44.1kHz up to 192kHz hi-res tracks and millions of CD-quality 16-bit FLAC tracks, as well as thousands of MQA tracks.
Please visit Onkyo Music via the web as well as via custom-built native apps for Android and iOS.