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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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eMusic merges with e-books firm K-NFB Reading

eMusic is merging with e-books firm K-NFB to form a new company called Media Arc which will offer songs, e-books and audiobooks. The two existing companies will remain as operating units of the new entity.
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eMusic opens its downloads store up to everyone

eMusic will expand its business beyond its traditional base of subscribers. Its music downloads store is opening up to anyone, rather than just being restricted to its members.