Iconic alternative rock band Placebo members Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal have welcomed our new High Definition service Deezer Elite, ahead of its global launch.
The rollout of the new service starts today, and will see Elite become the largest global high definition streaming service, marking an important moment in music history. Music quality has gone backwards from vinyl to MP3s and Deezer Elite helps to restore the balance and bring lossless music as the artist intended to the global streaming music market.
“During the early conversations regarding our 20th year as a band and the subsequent anniversary campaign, it was clear that the subject of streaming was going to be a very important discussion,” said Brian Molko and Stefan Olsdal of Placebo.
“When Deezer approached us about releasing our catalogue on their new Elite platform in partnership with Sonos, we were impressed with the advancements in technology and felt that it complimented the music that we make and our desire for people to hear that music in the highest possible format, that no longer compromises on sound quality“.
“We were impressed with the advancements in technology and felt that it complimented the music that we make” – Placebo, on Deezer Elite
Deezer Elite was first made available to Sonos users in the US late last year. According to a recent survey of Elite listeners, the majority of them said they would never go back to listening to MP3s after experiencing high definition audio.
We asked a few of our customers in the US what they thought of the sound quality on Elite:
- 65% of Deezer Elite users will never go back to MP3 (with only 4% saying they could go back)
- 90% of Deezer Elite users say high quality sound is important
- 91% of Deezer Elite users say they can hear the difference
To celebrate this exciting news, all existing Deezer listeners on Sonos will be available to upgrade to Elite at no additional cost for one month, giving them access to tracks streaming lossless FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) files at a standard of 1,411 kbps or higher. The new service will be available to everyone from March 19th.
Are you ready to hear more music in your music? We certainly are.
To find out more go to deezer.com/offers/elite