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Stingray strikes livestream deal with Montreux Jazz Festival

February 2, 2021

Stingray Group, the music, media, and technology company, has joined forces with world-renowned Montreux Jazz Festival to livestream exclusive concerts to Qello Concerts by Stingray — the streaming service for full-length, on-demand concerts and music documentaries. Under the agreement, Qello Concerts will livestream concerts from the 55th edition, which will take place from July 2nd to July 17th 2021.

The livestreams will be available to watch free of charge so anyone, wherever they are, can enjoy the magic of the festival. Additionally, the streaming platform will feature high quality content produced by Montreux Media Ventures. 

Qello Concerts by Stingray already has access to over 50 concerts from Montreux Jazz Festival, including rare and iconic performances by Ray Charles, Wu-Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Deep Purple, Carlos Santana and more. Additional titles from past years are scheduled to release on the platform throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to announce a partnership with Montreux Jazz Festival, one of the world’s biggest and longest-running music events, to expand our content offerings with livestreaming,” said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. “We are always striving to offer the best concerts available for our music fans. Now, more than ever, audiences can access concerts from their favorite artists and continue to look to Qello Concerts for the top music entertainment they crave.”

Montreux Media Ventures CEO Nick Bonard said, “Our deal with Qello Concerts by Stingray to livestream the Festival is a key part of our hybrid model, creating an always-on experience. Streaming is a crucial medium for securing the continued success of the Festival: If people can’t come to the Festival, we will bring it to them. This deal will enable us to adapt and respond more nimbly to the key challenges facing the sector while generating support for the true lifeblood of the Montreux Jazz Festival — bold, new talent — for many more years to come.”  

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