July 08, 2013

Smart ties up with MCA Music

Smart Communications Inc. of dominant carrier Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT) has tied up with recording giant MCA Music Inc. to provide over 70  M mobile subscribers with online music service and at the same time combat rampant piracy in the country that cost the industry over P2  B in revenue losses per year.
Smart would 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 is offering music downloads for as low as P15 per track while new releases would be sold at P20 each track. This is roughly half the comparable rates of other online music stores such as iTunes that is offering $0.99 or about P40 per song. - WealthSec