Smart, MCA Music Partner to Build Philippines' Biggest Music Portal

The Philippines’ leading wireless services provider Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) has forged a broad partnership with the world’s number one music company, MCA Music, Inc. a Universal Music Group International (UMGI) company, to offer what it called a “game-changing” online music service. 
screenshot from actual site..
Smart will start offering content from MCA Music at very affordable rates and convenient terms through “Smart Music”, its new online music portal which instantly becomes the largest digital store of its kind in the country.

Smart Music will offer music downloads for as low as P15 per track – the lowest peso rate in the digital music market today. New releases will be sold at P20 each track –roughly half the comparable rates of other online music stores.

Moreover, subscribers can pay for their downloads by charging these against their prepaid load or their postpaid bill. This eliminates the need to have a credit card, which is a major barrier to many Filipinos who want to purchase legitimate music online.

Smart Music can be accessed via smartphone, tablet or laptop through www.smart.com.ph/music.

Beyond the music content distribution, the partnership also allows for extensive music marketing and branding tie-ups between Smart and MCA Music.

For instance, Smart has the license to use Top 40 and catalog songs in MCA Music’s full library in its promotional activities. For the duration of the partnership, Smart will also be a major presentor of the Philippine concerts of some of MCA Music’s international and local artists.
“Through this partnership, we shall provide Filipinos better access to the best music and the most popular artists here and worldwide,” said Lim.
I tried to download a couple of songs from the actual website. Download was a breeze, user-friendly and easy to browse..

It will take a while for me to decide what songs I would download next time..


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