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11/9/2019 - Qobuz streaming music service now $14.99 per month for 1st 100,000 subscribers, until Jan. 31, 2020 (Music)


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Qobuz streaming music service now $14.99 per month for 1st 100,000 subscribers, until Jan. 31, 2020
Saturday, November 9th, 2019
06:11:54 GMT


Blog Post by Apollia, owner and administrator of Non24.Com and Non24.Org

The Qobuz hi-res music service costs money to subscribe to or to buy DRM-free downloads from - but happily, there is a 1 month free trial.

I've been a delighted customer of Qobuz since March 2019, and it's my favorite music service ever. Their audio quality is the best I've ever heard!

The usual price of a "Studio Premier" subscription is $24.99 per month, but there's a limited-time promotion going on.

Quoted from

"Studio Premier
Offer limited until January 31, 2020 to the first 100,000 subscribers.

Qobuz Studio Premier gives you access to the best library of streaming music in Hi-Res and CD lossless quality. Because your music is worth it.

Only $14.99 per month.
Enjoy a free 1 month trial with no strings attached."

End of quote.

If, like me, you were already a "Studio Premier" subscriber, you'll automatically have your subscription price lowered to $14.99 per month! Here's Qobuz's FAQ about this promotion.

If you use my (or anyone else's) Qobuz referral link to subscribe, this page which explains the Qobuz referral program says you'll get a $5 voucher to use in Qobuz's download store.

That page also says that referral link will only work for subscribers in the US and UK, and, quote:

"Be aware that your friend should only sign-up on the Qobuz website ( Any sign-up on the Qobuz Mobile App or in the Apple store will not be taken in account."

End of quote.

I haven't yet bought from Qobuz's download store, but, I'm very pleased with the fact that all the files are guaranteed to be without DRM.

(DRM is probably short for Digital Rights Management, but the Free Software Foundation points out that a more appropriate term would be Digital Restrictions Management.)

I'm also pleased that this page from a website by the Free Software Foundation lists Qobuz as a website where you can buy DRM-free music.

You don't even have to subscribe to Qobuz to be able to buy from the Qobuz download store, though I've read you get discounts if you sign up for a yearly Sublime+ subscription for $249.99 per year.

Again, here's my Qobuz referral link.

I usually don't sleep with music in the background, nor even ambient non-musical audio tracks like ocean waves. I usually find it more useful to run a loud fan to block dog barking and other noises.

But, many people like listening to music before or during sleep. Here's an article I haven't read most of yet, from a scientific journal:

The music that helps people sleep and the reasons they believe it works: A mixed methods analysis of online survey reports
Nov. 14, 2018 from

Here's my Git repo of Qobuz-related vuemaps which contain links to Qobuz playlists I made, and various notes on Qobuz, like details on how I got Qobuz to work for me in Puppy Linux.

Yet again, here's my Qobuz referral link.

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