Montreal, May 17, 2022 – Stingray Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY.B), a leading music, media, and technology company, today announced that Stingray Classica has launched on Libby, the award-winning app built for readers to discover and enjoy digital content from their public or academic library. Starting today, users of participating libraries around the globe can access content from the world's premium classical music destination dedicated to classical music, opera, and ballet for free. Stingray Classica is one of the new Libby “Extras” services available to users with a valid library card.
Stingray Classica brings Libby users breathtaking excerpts of orchestral performances, operas, and ballets, including the grandest, most popular classical musical productions filmed from famed opera houses and theatres worldwide.
Powered by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, Libby is available in approximately 90 percent of public libraries in North America, as well as hundreds of college and university libraries, and is used by millions around the world to enjoy digital content. Libby is entirely free with no subscription costs, no in-app purchases, and no late fees. All users need is a valid library card from their library.
"Stingray is committed to delivering new entertainment platforms for music fans everywhere," said Mathieu Péloquin, Senior Vice-President, Marketing and Communications of Stingray. "We are thrilled to bring our expertly curated premium streaming service Stingray Classica to Libby users. We are always on the lookout for innovative partnerships to seamlessly bring our curated content to the greatest number of viewers while expanding our brand presence worldwide."
Montreal-based Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is a leading global music, media, and technology company with over 1,000 employees worldwide. Stingray is a premium provider of curated direct-to-consumer and B2B services, including audio television channels, over 100 radio stations, SVOD content, 4K UHD television channels, FAST channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps, which have been downloaded over 160 million times. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 160 countries. For more information: www.stingray.com
OverDrive is a mission-based company that stands with libraries. Named a Certified B Corp in 2017, OverDrive serves 76,000 libraries and schools in 94 countries with the industry’s largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, video and other content. OverDrive’s commitment to empower every library and school includes expanding access for all, tireless industry advocacy and consistently innovating. Award-winning apps and services include the Libby library reading app, the Sora student reading app, Kanopy, the leading video streaming app for libraries and colleges, and TeachingBooks.net, which offers one of the largest catalogs of supplemental materials that enhance literacy outcomes. Founded in 1986, OverDrive is based in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com
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