IDAGIO

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IDAGIO is a paid streaming service specializing in classical music. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.

History[edit]

IDAGIO was founded in 2015 by Till Janczukowicz, a former artist manager, and Christoph Lange, who previously founded the German streaming company Simfy.[1] Janczukowicz has said that his aim is "to offer the ultimate streaming service for classical music worldwide."[2] IDAGIO officially launched its streaming app for iOS at the Salzburg Festival in 2015.[3]

IDAGIO added the Sony Classical catalogue in December 2017[4] and the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue (comprising also the Decca, Philips and ECM labels) in January 2018.[5] In April 2018 it announced a partnership with Warner Classics, bringing the entire Warner Classics and Erato catalogues to the platform.[6]

In September 2018, following a €10 million funding round, the service launched in North America.[7] Labels from the Outhere Music Group (including Alpha, Phi, Aeon and Ricercar) were added to the service in April 2019.[8]

In November 2019, IDAGIO was named one of Time Magazine's 2019 Best Inventions.[9]

Description[edit]

The IDAGIO app has been downloaded over 1 million times and offers "a smart search function, premium sound and a vast catalog of music".[10] One of its distinguishing features, the mood wheel, according to Gramophone magazine, "puts one in mind of the wheel on the old-school iPod."[11] All recordings are available to stream – and download to the app – in full CD quality.[12]

Exclusive content[edit]

Exclusive releases available for audio streaming exclusively on IDAGIO include: Christian Thielemann conducting the Vienna Philharmonic,[13] a solo recital by pianist Mikhail Pletnev from the Verbier Festival,[14] and Mahler from the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi under its music director, Claus Peter Flor.[15]

In May 2018 IDAGIO published the debut recording of pianist Ivan Krpan, winner of the 2017 Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Musikstreaming - Klassik im Netz". General-Anzeiger Bonn (in German). 2019-05-06. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  2. ^ Kloepfer, Inge. "Idagio: Das Spotify für Klassik-Fans" (in German). ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  3. ^ "Macquarie Capital invests in IDAGIO". www.iaireview.org. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  4. ^ Kloepfer, Inge. "Idagio: Das Spotify für Klassik-Fans" (in German). ISSN 0174-4909. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  5. ^ "Slipped Disc | Just in: DG teams up with Idagio streaming". Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  6. ^ "Warner Classics Signs Deal With IDAGIO Classical Streaming Service". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  7. ^ "Classical Streaming Service IDAGIO Launches in U.S. & Canada Following $11.7M Funding Round". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  8. ^ "Outhere Music Group and IDAGIO announce partnership". Rhinegold. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  9. ^ https://time.com/collection/best-inventions-2019/5733078/idagio/. Retrieved 2019-11-28. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ Mandell, Josh. "New Services Offer Streaming Solutions For Classical Music". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  11. ^ Cullingford, Martin (2018-02-19). "Mobile music-making: the best new music apps". www.gramophone.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-04-24.
  12. ^ "Classical Streaming Service Primephonic Enables Easy Offline Listening". AudioStream. 2019-05-02. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
  13. ^ Jolly, James (March 2018). "Online Concert Review". Gramophone: 113 – via https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/61960/page/121?term=IDAGIO+thielemann.
  14. ^ Distler, Jed (May 2019). "Archive Concert Review". Gramophone: 118 – via https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/80746/page/126.
  15. ^ Quantrill, Peter (January 2019). "Online Concert (Audio) Review". Gramophone: 114 – via https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/73198/page/122?term=IDAGIO+flor_.
  16. ^ "KIZ-Nachrichten | nmz - neue musikzeitung". www.nmz.de. Retrieved 2019-05-09.