Tokyo, Japan (July 10, 2015)—Sony Corporation and Foo Fighters plan to work together to promote and deliver High-Resolution Audio versions of their songs worldwide, according to the manufacturer.
Foo Fighters celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's 1995 debut album this yea, and the group has sold over 20 million albums to date and won 11 Grammys to date.
Since 2013, Sony has been expanding its lineup of Hi-Res compatible products with audio technologies, and establishing collaborations across the music industry in order to spread the growth of Hi-Res Audio—a format which reproduces the original recording, and enables users to enjoy music the way the artists truly intended. A Sony statement notes that, among its collaborators, it considers Foo Fighters a particularly important partner with great potential for conveying the allure and value of Hi-Res to audiences worldwide.
Foo Fighters, in a group statement, commented, "Preserving the human element in the recording of music has been a huge part of Foo Fighters' mission and our commitment to High Resolution Audio is a major part of this. We've always wanted the flesh and blood and emotion of our songs to get through to every listener and Hi-Res Audio is the best way for our fans to hear the music as we want them to hear it: in its purest quality and truest form."