Hi-def streaming service Qobuz hired Dan Mackta as MD in the USA

French-born streaming platform Qobuz has hired three well-known music industry executives to spearhead its launch in the US market later this year.

They are led by the new MD of Qobuz USA, Dan Mackta, who will be based in New York. Mackta (pictured) was formerly co-head of marketing for Razor & Tie Recordings.

He also previously served as Vice President, Marketing at both RCA Records and Jive Records/Zomba Label Group.

In addition, Qobuz USA has welcomed digital music veteran Ted Cohen and audiophile expert David Soloman to its launch team.

Solomon was a co-founder of Peachtree Audio in 2005 and served as VP of sales until 2013. He helped develop Peachtree into a strong brand in the field of integrated amplifiers and DACs specially designed for computer and streaming audio.

Ted Cohen is the managing partner of TAG Strategic, a digital entertainment consultancy based in Los Angeles.

Prior to TAG, Cohen was SVP Digital at EMI Music, where he led global digital business development and played a key role in crafting the licensing agreements upon which the iTunes Store and Rhapsody/Napster services were built.

Cohen also previously led new media consulting firm Consulting Adults, and held senior positions at both Warner Brothers and Philips Electronics.

Qobuz offers a music catalog of CD quality and Hi-Res (24-bit up to 192kHz) tracks.

Yann Miossec, Qobuz CEO commented, “We believe that the many relationships these three have made and knowledge they have gained from previous experience will serve them well in their respective roles at Qobuz. We are honored and fortunate to have them lead our entry into the American market.”

Miossec recently joined Paris-based Qobuz as CEO following 12 years at Warner Music France where he was Executive Vice President.

Founded in 2007, Qobuz recently instructed KPMG to handle its third round of fundraising.

Today, Qobuz is operating in ten markets – France, the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Spain and Italy.Music Business Worldwide

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