Earlier today, we reported on eMusic’s announcement that independent labels Beggars Group, Domino and Merge were pulling their catalogues from the service. Now Beggars Group has given more information on why.”We wish this hadn’t happened, but as eMusic has brought major labels on board, they have changed the terms on which they deal with labels in certain ways, some of which we have found impossible to accept, in our own interests, those of our artists, and ultimately those of their fans,” says the company in a statement.”We have loved eMusic, and the support it has given to our music, but it was the dedicated home for independent music and is, in our view, not that any more.”The hard-hitting statement reflects wider disquiet among independent labels about the changes being made at eMusic, as it signs more major label deals and implements pricing changes on its service.

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