Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) just clinched the first-in-the-world ever deal with MCA Music (the world's number one music company) to offer MCA Music's over 3 million tracks from its global catalog exclusively to subscribers, both postpaid and prepaid, of Smart and its other mobile brands (Talk 'N Text and Sun Cellular). Through the Smart Music portal at www.smart.com.ph/music, downloads of original, licensed and full music tracks from the entire MCA Music global catalog are now possible.
We get access to the widest offering of music tracks from international and local music artists and can download these into our computers or mobile phones for as low as FIFTEEN PESOS PER TRACK! This has got to be the lowest rate in the digital music market today. New releases will be slightly higher at PhP 20 per track but that is still roughly half only of what it would cost you on other online music stores.
MCA Music's catalog spans eras and multiple genres. Some of the popular music superstars under its wing are international music artists like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lope, Lady Gaga, U2, Black Eyed Peas, Eminem and more. From the local scene, the roster includes Ely Buendia and his bands Pupil and The Oktaves, Sitti, Nyoy Volante, Urbandub, Franco, ChicoSci and more. MCA Music also carries the license to classic collections such as the Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Motown.
Through the Smart Music online music portal, postpaid and prepaid subscribers of Smart, Talk 'N Text and Sun can browse the country's largest digital store and pay using their prepaid load or have it charged to their postpaid bill. There's no need anymore to have a credit card to purchase legitimate music online.
Smart Music is accessible via smartphone, tablet or laptop. You will first need to sign up with just your mobile number. A temporary password will be sent to your phone which you can use to log into the portal.
Here's a bonus too for early adopters. From now till August 8, all subscribers who sign up can get their first 2 songs FREE of charge.
How do you go about subscribing? Here's how.
1. Just go to the Smart Music portal at www.smart.com.ph/music
2. All you need is your postpaid or prepaid Smart mobile number to register. Just key in your mobile number and the image verification and you are registered. A temporary password will be sent via SMS to your mobile number. This password is what you use for your first log-in into the portal.
3. When you are ready to buy music, just log into the portal using the temporary password. Browse the portal's music selection in many ways using dropdown menus for song title, album, artist and genre. A search box also allows you to search by song, album and artist.
|Choosing music using the GENRE dropdown menu|
How this tie-up will change the music scene in the Philippines is something to watch out for. Being the first of its kind in the world, other international telcos will be watching as well to see how it fares. The fact that it began here in the Philippines, known for producing some of the best voices in the international music arena, is testament to the confidence that both MCA Music and Smart have that music loving and tech savvy Filipinos will take to Smart Music to fill their online music collections.