off C:N Presentation | Thursday, 15 May 2014 | 17:00 – 18:00 | Conference Room 2
It is unusual in our business to have classical music serve as the template for other genres but Yves Riesel and the founding team of Qobuz come from classical. In 2003, wanting to explore the transition to online music – and pessimistic about mainstream players responding effectively – they sought, through Qobuz, to build a dedicated service where sound quality, clear indexing, recommendations and quality documentation were paramount. During this process, they expanded their offering to include all other genres, giving the company greater stability and an international reach. In this presentation, Yves Riesel and Sébastien Alexandre (Head of Business and Legal Affairs) will present the innovations and solutions that Qobuz will be unveiling over the coming months that will enable classical labels and artists to further increase the value of their work and content of their customers.
Yves Riesel has been a classical music and distribution professional since 1978. He founded Abeille Musique in 1997 and Qobuz in 2008 with Alexander Leforestier. Qobuz offers a high quality music streaming and download service across all genres, throughout Europe and soon, North America. (Photo: Jean-Baptiste Millot)