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7digital to power eMusic

7digital is partnering with eMusic to power the digital music platform following its re-launch. Under this arrangement, eMusic will access its licensed content for customers through the 7digital catalog. 7digital will also assume responsibility for rights holder reporting and will provide other enhancements to eMusic’s service in user experience and content. Continue Reading

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TriPlay buys out eMusic

TriPlay has acquired eMusic for an undisclosed price. The deal will retain eMusic’s executives and employees for a single company that will combine TriPlay’s cloud services with eMusic’s digital storefront. The joint business will see eMusic integrated into MyMusicCloud so that users can buy tunes and add them to online collections within a single interface. Continue Reading

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Editor’s Notebook: eMusic’s long road and changing identity

by Brad Hill

Once a pioneer, subscription music-download site eMusic is striking out afresh with news of a change its music catalog to focus on indie labels and artists. The service will discontinue major-label recordings. In doing so, eMusic circles back to its roots as a champion of indie music, and of users who dig deeper than the hit charts. Continue Reading