IDAGIO is a streaming service specializing in classical music, with both free and paid tiers. The company is based in Berlin, Germany.

History

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 started 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]

Exclusive content

Several recordings have been available exclusively for streaming on IDAGIO.[10][11][12]

In January 2020, IDAGIO reached an exclusive streaming agreement with violinist Maxim Vengerov.[13][14]

References

  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". 30 January 2018. 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. ^ "TIME | Best Inventions - Idagio". Retrieved 2019-11-28.
  10. ^ Jolly, James (March 2018). "Online Concert Review". Gramophone: 113 – via reader.exacteditions.com/issues/61960/page/121?term=IDAGIO+thielemann.
  11. ^ Distler, Jed (May 2019). "Archive Concert Review". Gramophone: 118 – via reader.exacteditions.com/issues/80746/page/126.
  12. ^ Quantrill, Peter (January 2019). "Online Concert (Audio) Review". Gramophone: 114 – via reader.exacteditions.com/issues/73198/page/122?term=IDAGIO+flor_.
  13. ^ "Slipped Disk | Vengerov Releases on Streaming". 27 January 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  14. ^ "Musically | Streaming Exclusives arent dead". 28 January 2020. Retrieved 2020-02-10.