eMusic says its new ‘eMU’ token helps fans support artists
Music service eMusic has been flying the flag for blockchain technology since mid-2018, when it announced plans for a new music distribution platform that – get your blockchain bingo card and blotter out for this – “cuts...
May 26, 2020
eMusic boss joins 7digital board and reiterates blockchain ambitions
As expected, B2B digital-music firm 7digital has appointed eMusic boss Tamir Koch to its board of directors, alongside entrepreneur David Lazarus. The move comes as the company tries to raise funding to stave off the threat...
July 17, 2019
Naxos pulls catalogue from eMusic over non-payment claims
Classical label Naxos has pulled its catalogue of 1.8m tracks from the eMusic download service due to accusations of “continued non-payment” and “non-reporting”. This follows claims in the summer that distributor...
October 16, 2018
eMusic CEO talks blockchain, transparency and MP3’s survival
eMusic made its name with a subscription-based music downloads service focused on independent labels, before adding major labels in 2010 – a controversial move at the time. Eight years on, the company is planning an...
September 4, 2018
eMusic claims it will raise $70m for its blockchain plans
We reported earlier this year, somewhat sceptically, on digital-music service eMusic’s plans for a blockchain-powered relaunch. Now the company has given more details about how much money it’s planning to raise to fund...
August 1, 2018
eMusic sees blockchain technology as its next big move
Digital music service eMusic has been doing some soul-searching about the future of its business. “eMusic is at a crossroads. Do we stay the course and focus on a shrinking digital downloads market? Do we enter into losing...
May 16, 2018
eMusic returns with discounted downloads for collectors
Here’s a blast from the past: indie-focused digital music service eMusic has been revamped, following its acquisition by cloud-services firm TriPlay in 2015. The emphasis is still on ownership and buying, with a catalogue...
May 11, 2017
7digital to power relaunch of eMusic
Fresh from being acquired by a company called TriPlay, veteran music-downloads service eMusic has announced a deal with 7digital to provide the music catalogue – as well as rightsholder reporting – for its relaunch. The...
January 25, 2016
MyMusicCloud owner TriPlay buys eMusic
eMusic has been sold again. The music downloads service has gone through a succession of owners over the last decade and a half, with its latest parking spot being at TriPlay – the firm behind cloud-music service MyMusicCloud. The...
October 21, 2015
eMusic ditches major labels to focus on independent music again
Five years after adding its first tracks from major labels, eMusic has removed it all to focus once again on independent music. “Beginning Oct. 1, 2014, the leading download-to-own music retailer will be exiting the...
September 30, 2014
eMusic teams with Semi-Linear for 2013 Year in Music iOS app
Digital music service eMusic has a new app out this morning taking a look back at the last year of music.
December 13, 2013