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eMusic stands alone as the only digital music service entirely focused on serving the needs of independent music fans and independent labels. Delivering more than one million downloads each month, eMusic is among the top digital music services, offering a diverse catalog of 600,000 tracks from established and emerging artists in every genre from the world's top independent labels. Founded in 1998, eMusic was the first service to sell songs and albums in the popular MP3 format and the first company to launch a digital music subscription service.

eMusic respects consumers needs for flexibility; members have complete flexibility to burn CDs, transfer to MP3 devices and make multiple copies of downloaded music for personal use. eMusic also offers access to exclusive recordings from eMusicLive's network of premier music venues across the country. eMusic subscription plans start at $9.99 per month for 40 downloads. A free trial is available to all new users. Based in New York, eMusic is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital management, Inc.

Review: eMusic is differentiates itself from other digital music services:

DISCOVERY: eMusic is Geared to Avid Music Fans

* eMusic has a relentless focus on customers looking to discover music. Most digital music retailers are focusing their business on the mass market, primarily served by and for the major labels.
* eMusic is a customer-driven service providing an environment that allows and encourages music discovery. eMusic provides members with editorial features, personalized recommendations and a variety of community features that promote discovery.
* eMusic ensures a constant flow of new releases from its label partners as well as new catalog releases as it adds new labels.
* eMusic features the largest collection of independent live music. eMusic records performances nightly through its eMusic Live network, which features some of the best independent live music venues in America (Maxwell's, The Casbah, The Blind Pig , The Metro, Toad's Place).

FLEXIBILITY: MP3s offer consumers flexibility and respect

* eMusic is the only major digital music service to deliver music in the universally compatible MP3 format, the most popular and versatile digital file format.
* eMusic is the only service that offers the usage flexibility that avid music fans demand -- unlimited CD burning along with the ability to transfer music to any desktop, portable music player and digital device (including the market leading iPod)
* eMusic's file format (VBR) provides the highest quality fidelity of any of the major digital music services.
* eMusic is the only major digital music service that is platform independent. eMusic supports PC, Macintosh, and Linux customers.

VALUE: The subscription model provides value to labels and subscribers

* Because eMusic is a subscription based service it is able to offer members downloads at costs substantially below other download services. eMusic offers three tiers deigned to meet the needs of passionate music fans:
o eMusic Basic: $9.99 per month/40 downloads
o eMusic Plus: $14.99 per month/65 downloads
o eMusic Premium: $19.99 per month/90 downloads

*eMusic's subscription model provides significant value to label partners. eMusic reaches a unique, growing customer segment seeking to discover and download a wide range of music. Label partners share in the growth and success of eMusic as the subscriber base expands.

 

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