ALL-NEW HIGH DEFINITION CLASSICAL MUSIC STREAMING SERVICE
A CATALOGUE OF OVER 100,000 TRACKS WITH DEALS JUST SIGNED WITH WARNER CLASSICS AND SONY CLASSICAL
HUNDREDS OF TITLES BEING ADDED EVERY DAY OVER THE SUMMER
A STREAMING MODEL THAT GIVES BACK TO THE CLASSICAL MUSIC INDUSTRY
London, 15 June 2017: Primephonic announced last night the launch of a new streaming service dedicated to classical music, designed to serve the unique needs of the genre and its listeners.
The start-up’s platform debuts with over 100,000 classical music tracks with deals just signed with Warner Classics and Sony Classical, whose catalogues will be ingested over the summer with new titles being added in their hundreds every day.
All tracks are available to stream in 16-bit FLAC file format (CD quality), using a revolutionary search functionality that allows listeners the ability to search by composer, work, artist, ensemble, historical period and genre, catering to the unique needs of classical music in the streaming sphere.
“Primephonic has been improving the listening experience of classical music fans for years now through our download store, and a streaming service feels like the best next step,” commented Simon M. Eder, Primephonic’s co-founder and director. “Research shows that the classical music streaming consumer, which makes up 3%* of the overall streaming market, is not satisfied with their streaming experience. As such, we firmly believe that there is a need for a service offering an extensive classical music catalogue, high quality audio, and industry-leading search technology. Primephonic offers just that.”
In addition to Sony Classical and Warner Classics, Primephonic features works from hundreds of classical music labels, including Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, Chandos, Bis, and 2L.
The start-up firmly believes in offering a business model that provides maximum returns for artists in the classical music industry. Veronica Neo, Head of Business Development at Primephonic, states: “Primephonic provides a way for streaming to give back more than ever to the classical music industry and a sustainable way for fans to support their favourite artists. As a 100% classical music service, 100% of the revenues stay in the classical industry.”
Pricing and availability:
Primephonic’s high resolution streaming service is available now in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Primephonic launches with a desktop streaming platform and a mobile-optimised website for users on-the-go, with a dedicated iOS app soon to also launch. Primephonic offers a 30 day free trial and a subscription costs just £14.99 (UK) / $14.99 (US) per month for unlimited access to its catalogue of high definition music. More information at www.primephonic.com