Hyperion Records to make all 2,000+ albums available on streaming services for the first time

28 July 2023
By Ellie Palmer
200 albums from the record label's catalogue will be available to stream from TODAY

Find out more about Hyperion streaming here

Four months after its acquisition by Universal Music Group (UMG), multi-award-winning label Hyperion Records is making the treasures from its celebrated 43-year-old catalogue of recordings available on all streaming platforms for the first time from today.

Hyperion has set an ambitious goal to release the entire catalogue of over 2,000 recordings for streaming by spring 2024. The first 200 albums were released today, with subsequent collections to follow every fortnight from 15 September 2023.

Opening its treasures to streaming is an eagerly-awaited milestone for a label that was founded in South London in 1980 by Ted Perry – who drove a mini-cab at nights to fund the early recordings – and which became one the best-loved classical music labels in the world.

Sir Stephen Hough, renowned pianist and long-standing Hyperion recording artist, welcomed the news: “I am enormously excited to be part of this moment in Hyperion's history. I've made over 40 albums for the company, pouring my heart, soul and fingers into each one, and now, thirty years after my first, they are to be made available through streaming to a much wider, indeed Universal, audience. It delights and touches me to be able to reach a vast new family of music lovers in this way.”

Sir Stephen Hough has been a Hyperion recording artist for over two decades. ©Sim Canetty-Clarke


Angela Hewitt, another a celebrated Hyperion pianist, commented: “I have always been thrilled to be part of the Hyperion family. The recordings I have made for the label over the past thirty years have been highlights of my life and career and I am happy that my albums will be enjoyed by even more music lovers around the world.”

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Angela Hewitt. ©Keith Sanders


Releases that are available from TODAY include albums from Arcangelo, Mahan Esfahani, Marc-André Hamelin, Angela Hewitt, Sir Stephen Hough, Alina Ibragimova, Steven Isserlis, Steven Osborne, Polyphony, Howard Shelley, and Takács Quartet among many others.

This move to streaming follows Universal Music Group’s acquisition of Hyperion in March 2023, which saw the label join UMG’s portfolio of world-renowned classical labels, including Decca and Deutsche Grammophon. The acquisition strengthens UMG’s position as the definitive home of classical music globally and enables it to preserve Hyperion’s distinctive identity and build its future by ensuring wider-than-ever exposure for both its impressive back catalogue and its continuing future work.

Find out more about Hyperion streaming here.