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Katy Wright

Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

Primephonic launches classical music streaming service

12:17, 15th June 2017

Primephonic has launched a high resolution streaming service dedicated to classical music.

It currently offers over 100,000 classical music tracks from hundreds of classical music labels, including Naxos, Harmonia Mundi, Chandos, Bis, and 2L.

Deals with Warner Classics and Sony Classical were recently closed, and the labels’ catalogues will be added over the summer.

All tracks are available to stream in 16-bit FLAC file format (CD quality), and listeners can search the collection by composer, work, artist, ensemble, historical period and genre.

The streaming service is available now in the UK and the United States, and can be used via a desktop streaming platform and a mobile-optimised website, with a dedicated iOS app currently in development. A free 30-day  trial is available, and a subscription costs £14.99 per month.

‘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,’ said Veronica Neo, head of business development. ‘As a 100% classical music service, 100% of the revenues stay in the classical industry.’

‘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.’

www.primephonic.com

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