December 21, 2008

Gibson teams up with HDtracks for limited free download of high definition music

gibson-guitarGibson Guitar has partnered with HDtracks to offer free, downloadable, high-definition music – a first of its kind collaboration for an instrument manufacturer. The exclusive offering to fans of Gibson Guitar, titled Gibson Presents: Hot Tones in High-Definition, is a diverse collection of music performed by some of the world’s best guitarists and will be available as a free download at Gibson.com for a limited time.
Hot Tones in High-Definition features exclusive tracks from performers Johnny A, Michael Burks, Billy Burnette, Chris Cain, Nick Colionne, Tinsley Ellis, Eric Johnson, Peter Karp, Big Bill Morganfield, Kenny Neal, Arlen Roth with Sonny Landreth, Neal Schon and Johnny Winter plus a never-before-heard instrumental track featuring father and son team Abraham Laboriel Sr. and Jr performing with Slash. The entire album can be downloaded for free until December 16, 2008 through HDtracks.com.
Hot Tones in High-Definition is a non-DRM, high-definition download available in AIFF, FLAC, and 320kpbs MP3 formats. The download is available for 60 days worldwide. Consumers will have the chance to hear some of the world’s greatest masters of guitar tone on a single disc. The project represents an enormous amount of passion for and dedication to creating the best possible high-definition experience for the Gibson consumer with no financial return to the company.The free distribution of a high-definition guitar album is possible now because of the massive access of today’s Internet users to high-speed DSL and cable services. Gibson Guitar Chairman and CEO, Henry

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