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.
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.
eMusic is differentiates itself from other digital music
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).
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.
The subscription model provides value to labels and
* 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
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.