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8 hours ago, Masterstroke said:

According to todays What Hi-Fi this offer is available to UK users, but no mention of the rest of the EU

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I saw no mention of territory in that article. In fact it quoted the US managing director. 


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Anyone knows how the French, German and British catalogs compare or whether they are identical? I want to commit long-term to the best classical catalogue, in respect of which the U.S. version is lacking.

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16 hours ago, Masterstroke said:

According to todays What Hi-Fi this offer is available to UK users, but no mention of the rest of the EU

Eh... Your internet is going down after Brexit anyway, y'all.


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19 hours ago, miguelito said:

I intended to get rid of TIDAL. However, I have found the TIDAL catalog in some areas (eg electronic music) to be deeper.

Deeper or broader?  Or both?  In your opinion.

 

Electronic is not a studio album heavy genre.  Collecting November 2019 remixes worth listening to vs all November album releases would be a lopsided effort.  With nearly every bit in both piles being new material.

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4 hours ago, miguelito said:

Eh... Your internet is going down after Brexit anyway, y'all.

That's one of the few areas we actually have some leverage. Almost all the transatlantic data cables terminate in the UK.

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1 hour ago, rando said:

Deeper or broader?  Or both?  In your opinion.

 

Electronic is not a studio album heavy genre.  Collecting November 2019 remixes worth listening to vs all November album releases would be a lopsided effort.  With nearly every bit in both piles being new material.

 

I don't mean remixes, but the electronic genre. There are probably more "studio" albums in this genre than any other... :)

 

Examples:

https://tidal.com/browse/album/71515060  (released 2017)

https://tidal.com/browse/album/16849992  (released 2006)


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1 minute ago, mansr said:

That's one of the few areas we actually have some leverage. Almost all the transatlantic data cables terminate in the UK.

Well, maybe you should be making the argument you will cut off Europe if they don't do what you ask... :)


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7 minutes ago, monteverdi said:

In had a French account which got switch to US and I lost the ability to play around 40% of my favorites (which are often not main stream). Looking at the unplayable albums I doubt that these are based on rights issues but on user frequency. So I think the US version is a more dumbed down version for at least classical and esoteric taste.

I might get an European subscription when mine expires even if it would be more expensive or forget about Qobuz!

 

 

Yes, Qobuz implemented a Snob Filter to justify higher prices in some countries. It's a proven marketing strategy.

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On 11/13/2019 at 5:20 AM, miguelito said:

I don't mean remixes, but the electronic genre. There are probably more "studio" albums in this genre than any other... :)

 

Examples:

https://tidal.com/browse/album/71515060  (released 2017)

https://tidal.com/browse/album/16849992  (released 2006)

Rereading I realize maybe I posted too quickly... The albums listed above are NOT available in Qobuz US. There are quite a few misses, especially in the electronic genre, in Qobuz US. Many are available - at least for download - from Qobuz UK.


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22 hours ago, monteverdi said:

In had a French account which got switch to US and I lost the ability to play around 40% of my favorites (which are often not main stream). Looking at the unplayable albums I doubt that these are based on rights issues but on user frequency. So I think the US version is a more dumbed down version for at least classical and esoteric taste.

I might get an European subscription when mine expires even if it would be more expensive or forget about Qobuz!

 

This is absolutely not true @monteverdi. There are massive differences in licensing between the US and Europe. As I've often said the better benchmark is whether one of the mainstream services in the US has something, then we should too. 

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1 minute ago, dmackta said:

This is absolutely not true @monteverdi. There are massive differences in licensing between the US and Europe. As I've often said the better benchmark is whether one of the mainstream services in the US has something, then we should too. 

I don't understand that statement. You mean you should have everything Spotify has or how you define mainstream service?

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5 minutes ago, dmackta said:

There are massive differences in licensing between the US and Europe.

And that is why piracy continues to flourish.

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7 hours ago, miguelito said:

Rereading I realize maybe I posted too quickly... The albums listed above are NOT available in Qobuz US. There are quite a few misses, especially in the electronic genre, in Qobuz US. Many are available - at least for download - from Qobuz UK.

@miguelitoThe two Tidal examples you posted are not available on Qobuz UK. There are still a few independent aggregators and labels that haven't licensed us yet. Generally we are trying to get everyone on board. I will look into those labels specifically and try to find out who distributes them. 

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3 minutes ago, monteverdi said:

I don't understand that statement. You mean you should have everything Spotify has or how you define mainstream service?

Yes we should have everything they have. We are still maybe 10 million tracks behind but we are adding 10,000 albums a day. 

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