Music is available to stream or download in a variety of ways. Whether that’s through buying music through iTunes or streaming on Spotify, you have access to all of your favorite music. But there’s a new service that lets you have major access to your favorite artists, their music, and more all in one place.
At a press conference Sept. 4 at the Allstate Arena, country singer Garth Brooks, announced a new project he launched called GhostTunes. A new way to download and keep track of music digitally, Brooks said that GhostTunes will provide a user-friendly service that gives fans an easier way to access their favorite artists music.
GhostTunes’ online store launched today.
“Our goal is to have a lot of artists and for fans to have one stop shopping,” said GhostTunes CEO Randy Bernard. “You go to their artist page and you can buy the physical, digital, merchandise, tickets, enter their fan club and go to their website.”
With approximately 9 million albums in their library, most all genres are represented. However, due to being based in Nashville, Tennessee, country music is prominent with featured artists such as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Montgomery Gentry; however, they plan to feature more artists soon.
Brooks chose to only sell his music digitally on his website and on GhostTunes, where you can now purchase his entire collection, including preordering his new album, out today.
“This is a site that treats music with the utmost respect, where our job every day is to offer music the way the artists want to share it to the listeners who live for and love it,” Brooks said.
Bernard explained that GhostTunes is unique in the way it prices it’s content. “(Garth) wanted to package it the way he wanted to do it. If an artist wants to only sell four songs for $5, or for $2. Those decisions should be made by the content owner.”
Bernard said that users will be able to create playlists where which allow them to export and import music into a locker, which will become device agnostic.
“It doesn’t make a difference if you are using an iPhone, Android or if you’re on your computer. Your music will be stored in your locker and you can stream it from any type of device,” Bernard said.
DePaul senior Erin Bruemmer said while she probably won’t use the service, it depends on what you’re looking for.
“If you’re a big follower of a band where you want to buy merchandise, look at tour dates, etc. then it’s a huge advantage,” Bruemmer said. “If people found this page and they found it better, they wouldn’t have any problem shifting their allegiance from iTunes or Spotify.”
“We are very excited about the future of music,” Bernard said.