skip to main content
Close Icon We use cookies to improve your website experience.  To learn about our use of cookies and how you can manage your cookie settings, please see our Cookie Policy.  By continuing to use the website, you consent to our use of cookies.
Global Search Configuration


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.


  • 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

Ovum view

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


  • Author

Recommended Articles


Have any questions? Speak to a Specialist

Europe, Middle East & Africa team: +44 7771 980316

Asia-Pacific team: +61 (0)3 960 16700

US team: +1 212-652-5335

Email us at

You can also contact your named/allocated Client Services Executive using their direct dial.
PR enquiries - Email us at

Contact marketing -

Already an Ovum client? Login to the Knowledge Center now