Warner Classics Signs Deal With IDAGIO Classical Streaming Service
Warner Classics has announced a new deal with classical music streaming service IDAGIO that will bring the entire Warner Classics and Erato Records catalogs to the platform's users.
Warner Classics has announced a new deal with classical music streaming service IDAGIO that will bring the entire Warner Classics and Erato Records catalogs to the platform’s users.
The deal also encompasses recordings originally released on the iconic labels EMI Classics and Teldec (now Warner Classics) and Virgin Classics (now Erato).
Among the works that will now be available in the coming weeks are albums by legacy artists such as Maria Callas, Yehudi Menuhin, Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan, as well as more recent projects by Itzhak Perlman, Martha Argerich, Philippe Jaroussky, Joyce DiDonato, Sir Simon Rattle and others.
As well, IDAGIO will begin featuring exclusive playlists curated by Warner Classics and its artists and will work closely with the label on future initiatives.
IDAGIO is a digital streaming service designed specifically to the needs of classical music fans, offering lossless audio and search function and filters tailor-made for the genre, allowing users to compare multiple recordings. Ahead of this deal, its catalog already comprised more than 650,000 tracks.
“Adding the complete Warner Classics catalogue will enable us to continue offering classical music lovers the streaming experience they want and deserve,” said IDAGIO founder and CEO Till Janczukowicz in a statement. “Warner Classics and Erato are labels that, under the inspired leadership of Alain Lanceron, continue to buck the industry trend with their ambition and commitment to visionary A&R. A perfect example is Erato’s recent award-winning recording of Berlioz’s Les Troyens.
“We are excited that we can now also offer legendary recordings, from Rostropovich to Du Pré, Harnoncourt to Rattle, and much more. All of these will be available, of course, in lossless sound and searchable through our unique interface.”
Warner Classics and Erato president Alain Lanceron added: “We are happy to launch this strategic partnership with IDAGIO, a truly dedicated service for streaming classical music. IDAGIO has worked on a new model and technological solution to ensure enhanced search functionality, specialist curation and audio quality. They care as much about delivering quality and choice to the audience and the artistic community, as we do at Warner Classics and Erato. We are looking forward to an innovative and exciting collaboration with IDAGIO.”