Leading classical music recording company Deutsche Grammophon has announced the launch of its DG Web Shop, which will allow customers in 42 countries to download a wide range of classical music.
Around 2,400 Deutsche Grammophon records will be available for download in high-quality (320kbps) MP3 format, and titles include almost 600 albums which are no longer available on CD.
Visitors will be able to buy entire albums, album collections, or box sets, with variable pricing dependent upon track length. Tracks of up to seven minutes in length will be priced as low as €1.29 (about 92p), with regular albums will cost €10.99 or €11.99 (with or without e-booklets containing cover art, photos and linear notes) – around £7.50-£8.50. Tracks will be free of Digital Rights Management (DRM).
“We’re offering music consumers a user-friendly 3-click process – the easiest way to load our music on their computer and MP3 player,” explained Daniel Goodwin, head of Deutsche Grammophon’s Marketing & Media department. “The shop is part of Deutsche Grammophon’s ever-popular, newly redesigned web-site, containing news, e-booklets, promotion videos, tour dates, and more, as well as detailed information on the composer’s works, recordings, and artists on Deutsche Grammophon. It now makes our web shop also a well-rounded music boutique”.