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Introduction

The idea of making high-resolution or high-definition music appealing to more than just audiophiles is a step closer following the announcement by a number of recorded-music industry stakeholders at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that they are to boost their output of high-quality music.

Highlights

  • The rise of streaming has provided the ideal opportunity to renew the push for increased sound quality.
  • The Digital Entertainment Group, along with the three majors and a number of digital music service providers, have announced plans to support the expansion of the current hi-res audio download market into studio quality hi-res audio streaming.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note looks at the latest announcements by music industry stakeholders with regard to better-quality audio streams.
  • The note also assesses consumer interest in high-resolution audio.

Key questions answered

  • Which music industry stakeholders have voiced their support for high-resolution audio streams?
  • What evidence is there that consumers want better-quality audio streams?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • The long and winding road to better-quality sound
  • New hi-res music initiatives
  • Home networks the center ground for hi-res audio

Appendix

  • Author

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