DRM-Free goes classical as MusicGiants adds the Naxos, PentaTone and Razor & Tie music labels to their collection of high-definition music downloads.
Incline Village — October 11, 2007 — MusicGiants, the leader in HD downloads, has added the Naxos, PentaTone Classical Music Collections and Razor & Tie labels to their ever expanding catalogue of HD music without digital rights management (DRM). With DRM-Free tunes, your favorite music can be played on any type of server and you can even listen to it on your iPod! Now you can listen to music in its purest form, wherever you go.
The Naxos collection includes an incredible compilation of top classical artists, including Joan Tower, the first woman ever to receive the Grawemeyer Award, as well as conductor Marin Alsop, who was recently appointed Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony. PentaTone artists include: Julia Fischer, Yakov Kreizberg, Vladimir Jurowski and Marek Janowski to name a few. Several of the DRM-Free albums are also available in Super HD (re-mastered DVD Audio or SACDs available in either 5.1 surround sound or 2.0 stereo), the highest sound quality available anywhere.
Razor & Tie is one of the fastest growing independent entertainment companies in the United States. Razor & Tie’s record label is expanding and includes such artists and releases as acclaimed singer/songwriter Dar Williams, hard rock icons Twisted Sister, Grammy-nominated global superstar Angelique Kidjo, Grammy-nominated Afro-Cuban funk collective Yerba Buena, metal dynamos All That Remains, catalogue albums from rockers Brand New, and rising star Kelly Sweet. Also distributed by Razor & Tie, Ghostlight Records honors the past while shining a light toward the future. Ghostlight Records was honored with a special 2006 Drama Desk Award for dedication to the preservation of musical theater through cast recordings, as well as Grammy Award nominations for Best Musical Show Album: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hair (The Actors’ Fund Of America Benefit Recording), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and most recently The Drowsy Chaperone. Other recent recordings include the original cast recording of the new smash Broadway hit Legally Blonde, Martin Short — Fame Becomes Me, High Fidelity, See What I Wanna See and Bernarda Alba by Michael John LaChiusa, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Patti LuPone’s The Lady With The Torch and the forthcoming LoveMusik.
Downloads will be available from the MusicGiants online music store and through MusicGiants’ exclusive Concierge program. MusicGiants Concierge Collections are delivered to customers on a hard drive and are designed for easy “plug and play” operation through a USB 2.0 connector. The drives are compatible with any PC operating on a Windows platform and offer an ideal experience when used as a media center application.
MusicGiants, launched in 2005, is the only music download service to offer high-definition, digital recordings from all of the top music companies such as Concord Music Group, EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, and Warner Music Group. MusicGiants’ use of the WMA lossless format provides up to seven times the sound quality of any other download service. MusicGiants also offers Super HD downloads which play in Windows Media player at rates up to 11,000 kbps.
Currently, the MusicGiants HD Media Store is integrated with top hardware manufacturers such as Niveus, Crestron, Imerge, Audio Design Associates (ADA), Inteset, Xperinet and Qsonix which provide access to MusicGiants’ premium content through their high performance entertainment systems. MusicGiants has over 500 dealers in the U.S. to whom the Concierge Collection provides a potential profit boost as they earn recurring revenue with every download their customer purchases.
Offerings are currently available for download from MusicGiants. Album prices vary.
Visit and access the MusicGiants store through Windows Media Player 11 or MusicGiants’ HD Music Store located at www.musicgiants.com.
MusicGiants delivers high definition entertainment from all of the giants of the industry. Our HD media store is integrated into all of the top media servers for convenient delivery of premium HD content. MusicGiants is the perfect companion for home audio systems and anywhere else that sound quality matters. For more information on MusicGiants visit www.musicgiants.com.