Frontier Music is the parent company of Dune, Dune II and the original Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.
It also owns and operates the music publishing company Dune Music, which owns and publishes music for a variety of TV and film productions including Star Trek, Star Wars, and Star Trek Beyond.
Frontier Music CEO Chris Sherwood, who is also CEO of DUNE Music, spoke to the Wall Street Journal about how Frontier Music will leverage its extensive experience and global reach to launch a new music service.
The company is targeting an early 2017 launch and hopes to have an established global reach in 2017, Sherwood said.
Frontier has more than 40 million listeners in over 70 countries and territories, according to Sherwood.
Sherwood added that the company will be “sharming the music industry,” adding that the services it is launching are going to be focused on “music and not advertising.”
He noted that Frontier will also be adding new artists to its catalog, like new albums from the likes of The xx, Ariana Grande, Depeche Mode, and more.
Sherwoods vision is to “start a music business that can grow globally and that can also provide access to music for people around the world,” Sherwood told the Journal.