June 18, 2014
HDtracks Joins With Sprint to Offer an Eight-song Music Download in Pristine, High-resolution Sound Quality
Sprint and HDtracks “Make the High-Def Connection” So Consumers Can Enjoy Their Favorite Music in HD Audio Quality
"HDtracks has been an innovative leader in dramatically improving the sound quality of digitally-downloaded music but these breakthroughs were not available on mobile devices. We decided to change that.”
- Sprint CEO Dan Hesse
June 17, 2014 (New York, NY) - HDtracks, the leader and pioneer in high-resolution audio downloads, is proud to announce it is collaborating with Sprint to exclusively offer its customers who purchase or already own the HTC One® (M8) Harman Kardon® edition or LG G2 – both HD Audio-capable smartphones – a free music sampler featuring The Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Marvin Gaye, Tori Amos and more – available in unprecedented 24-bit audio quality downloads.
“HDtracks has been an innovative leader in dramatically improving the sound quality of digitally-downloaded music but these breakthroughs were not available on mobile devices,” said Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. “We decided to change that.”
In addition to the free sampler, Sprint users have access to thousands of HDtracks offerings, all in 24-bit studio-master quality. Learn more about the HDtracks free music sampler Sprint offer at http://www.hdtracks.com/sprinthdsampler.
Music Sampler Works with Any Device that Supports 24-bit FLAC Files
To kick off the alliance, consumers who purchase or already own HTC One® (M8) Harman Kardon® edition or LG G2 are immediately eligible to receive the sampler of classic and contemporary music, carefully selected by the experts at HDtracks at no cost. The sampler includes: “Truckin'” by The Grateful Dead; “Queenie Eye” by Paul McCartney; “Let’s Get It On” by Marvin Gaye; “Trouble's Lament” by Tori Amos; “Gimme Three Steps” by Lynyrd Skynyrd; “Always with Me, Always with You” by Joe Satriani; “A House Is A Home” by Ben and Ellen Harper; and “St. Thomas” by Sonny Rollins.
Titles offered on HDtracks use the same master created in the studio, so every recording sounds like the artist and engineers intended. To access the sampler, users simply download the music to their computer, plug in their USB cord and drag-and-drop the high-definition music onto their device. Any device that supports playback of 24-bit FLAC files – including the two smartphones mentioned previously, as well as PCs and select Sprint accessories – can play the sampler.
High-Def Audio: What Difference Does It Make?
Most digital music available to consumers today is encoded in low-resolution 16-bit audio, and also is heavily compressed to make storage and transfer over the Internet more convenient. As a result, much of the original recording's fidelity and sonic richness is lost. The 24-bit studio-quality recordings available at HDtracks preserve the original recording's fidelity in a format that’s easy to download, play back and enjoy.
HDtracks founder David Chesky, who created the downloadable high-resolution audio format almost 10 years ago with his brother Norman, noted: “Sprint has been a visionary leader in bringing music lovers a virtually endless supply of great music at their fingertips, anywhere, anytime, via their portable devices. At HDtracks, we’re thrilled to add an additional ingredient and benefit – the ability to recapture the mind-blowing experience of listening to your music in truly great sounding, high-resolution, high-fidelity audio.”
Trujillo Public Relations
HDtracks.com is the leading high-resolution digital download company in the world. Founded in 2008 by three-time Grammy nominee and highly respected record producer and musician, David Chesky, and his brother Norman, HDtracks.com created the high-resolution audio format. They were the first to convince the major labels that there was a viable market in high-resolution audio. Today, the company works with every major label and hundreds of independents and has led the way for hardware manufacturers to create new products for the ultimate enjoyment of high-resolution audio.
David and Norman Chesky have produced more than 500 albums with highly acclaimed artists in classical, jazz, and world music, and established Chesky Records as one of the most respected audiophile music labels in the word. For more than twenty-five years, Chesky has been at the forefront of audio technology, having created the world’s first 24-bit/96kHz recordings, 6.0 multichannel 24-bit/192kHz DVD-Audio Disc layout, 128x oversampled recordings, and Binuaral+ for 3D sound playback on both loudspeakers and headphones.