MCA Music, Philippines, Smart

Smart Telecom and MCA Music Introduces – Smart Music

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Philippines largest wireless carrier Smart Communications, Inc. recently announced a partnership with MCA Music, Inc. a Universal Music Group International (UMGI) company to bring us a “game-changing” online music service that they are calling – Smart Music.

In a press release, Charles Lim, EVP and head of wireless consumer business for Smart and Sun Cellular said “We will rapidly grow our multimedia content offerings in the next few months. What better way to jumpstart this effort than by offering what’s close to the hearts of Filipinos – music“… “Music is so much a part of Filipinos’ lifestyle. Through our partnership with Universal Music Group (UMGI) and its local company MCA Music, we will enrich our subscribers’ lives by democratizing access to legitimate music and enabling them to keep creating the playlists of their lives in fast, easy and affordable way,

Smart Music will bring MCA Music’s global catalog of more than 3 millions song to more than 70 million subscribers of Smart, Talk ‘N Text and Sun Cellular, and will be available to all smartphone, tablet or laptop user through www.smart.com.ph/music.

Smart Music will offer songs as low as Php15 per track for the old songs, and Php20 per track for new releases, and the download will just be charge from subscribers’ prepaid load or their postpaid bill, which eliminates the need for a credit card – a must requirements on iTunes and other portal the offer legitimate music online.

MCA Music catalog includes international artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Lady Gaga, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem, Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Motown catalogs. As for the local artists well there’s Ely Buendia and his bands Pupil, The Oktaves, Sitti, Nyoy Volante, Urbandub, Franco, ChicoSci and more.

Smart Music will now be competing to a much smaller local music store MyMusicStore.com.ph that was launched early 2012 – though it appears that MyMusicStore.com.ph website is currently offline.