By Logan Martell
Deutsche Grammophon has announced the launch of STAGE+, a classical music subscription service which offers livestreamed performances, archived videos, and new audio releases on a single platform.
Subscribers will receive access to content from a wide range of Universal Music Group artists, such as exclusive premieres, concert and opera programs, documentaries, albums, and more. The platform has also partnered with leading opera companies worldwide to offer new performances on a weekly basis. Other featured presentations for streaming include DG’s Yellow Lounge classical club nights, a Rising Stars series, and performances at World Heritage Sites.
Classical music fans will be able to search for individual works, movements, or opera scenes via metadata, as well as save and download content to mobile devices for offline enjoyment. The platform will be available as an app for TV, mobile, and web, for subscribers, with many videos offered in 4K resolution and Dolby Atmos Music, with audio content offered in Ho-Res Lossless format.
“STAGE+ uniquely immerses the fan in a dedicated multi-dimensional classical experience of the highest quality, complementing the breadth of our repertoire presented on our partners’ services,” says Dickon Stainer, President and CEO and Global Classics & Jazz and Verve Label. “It offers artists the place for their live and filmed performances to sit directly alongside their studio recordings, enabling an integrated experience for classical artist discovery by devoted fans of the genre.”