Japanese firm Sony Select widens Agreement with Kuke Music's Naxos China


Kuke Music Holding Limited, a leading classical music service platform in China with 3 million audio and video music tracks, announced that Sony Select, one of the most influential Hi-Res music services, has extended its agreement with the Company's subsidiary Naxos China (a joint venture between Kuke and Naxos), providing music enthusiasts and audiophiles with instant access to professional high-resolution classical music catalogues.

Naxos China will continue to licence its enormous library of high-resolution (high-res) classical music catalogue to Sony Select under the terms of the agreement, providing its users with an immersive and superior listening experience. Naxos China is proud of its comprehensive high-resolution music repertoire, which includes classical, jazz, and world music, as well as award-winning recordings that represent the industry's finest standard.

High-resolution music applications are digital music streaming services that provide high-quality, uncompressed, and lossless music files in a higher resolution than regular music files. Users can use these apps to stream or download high-quality audio files, delivering a better listening experience than typical audio formats. They create a more immersive, high-fidelity listening experience for listeners, allowing them to hear more depth and clarity in the music.

Mr. He Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Kuke Music Holding Limited, commented, "We are pleased to continue our agreement with Sony Select, one of our long-term and most important licensing clients. This is another important strategic opportunity for us as we benefit from being aligned with industry leaders across the entire music ecosystem from creation to consumption. In the case of Sony Select, the platform has already established an impressive leadership position for its high-res app, which is viewed as a must-have for audiophiles and music enthusiasts. Both of our companies share in the commitment to providing superior quality audio tracks to our users. In addition, as Sony Select continues to expand its popular high-res music app in new online and offline usage scenarios, it can generate incremental revenue for Sony Select as well as its content providers, Naxos China included."

Mr. He Yu, Chief Executive Officer of Kuke Music Holding Limited, continued, "High-res music apps continue to gain paid users worldwide by offering improved audio quality, a better listening experience, and more choice. At the same time, music enthusiasts and audiophiles benefit from future-proofing their music libraries with a high-res music app, to ensure access to the best audio quality available. Overall, high-resolution music, like that of provided by Naxos China, and leading high-res apps, like Sony Select, are great choices for anyone who wants to enjoy the best possible sound quality and get the most out of their music listening experience."

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