SOURCE: eMusic

August 04, 2008 09:31 ET

eMusic Catalogue Tops Four Million Tracks

No. 1 Independent Music Site Declares Roster of 40,000+ Labels; Adds Titles From Nine Inch Nails, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - eMusic the world's largest retailer of independent music and the world's second largest music service after iTunes, announces that its worldwide catalogue has now exceeded four million tracks.

The growing eMusic roster now comprises more than 40,000 record labels. The majority of these label catalogues are available worldwide, including number one UK-based reissues label Ace Records, with a music collection ranging from soul and jazz to rock and roll; non-profit New World Music Records, also part of the Anthology of Recorded Music, Inc.; Providence, RI-based Load Records, the popular noise/experimental indie label; celebrated classical label Delos Records, featuring music from Janos Starker and Eugene Ormandy, including his final recordings with the Philadelphia Orchestra; and New York-based What's Your Rupture Records, specializing in small-run vinyl releases.

Additional titles to the eMusic catalogue include the recent, critically-acclaimed album from Nine Inch Nails, "The Slip" (The Null Corporation) as well as classic titles from Liz Phair and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts (Blackheart Records).

"eMusic is redefining digital music retail for the 21st century with new features that make it easier than ever to discover new music," said David Pakman, eMusic President and CEO. "More and more labels are recognizing that eMusic is always working to help them increase sales of their catalogues, including songs that don't sell on other services," Pakman added.

eMusic is a place for the serious music and books fan to discover the best MP3 downloads for music and audio books in all genres. Music downloads range from indie rock to classical and jazz. eMusic's rich, diverse catalogue includes music from the likes of Radiohead, Paul McCartney and John Mellencamp. With strong relationships with the world's top independent labels, guidance from the finest music editorial experts and a passionate music community, eMusic caters to customers aged 25+. It provides online music and audio books in the universally compatible MP3 format at prices as low as 39 cents per track.

About eMusic

eMusic is a specialty digital entertainment retailer that has been at the forefront of offering MP3 downloads and customer-friendly prices since its inception in 1998. The company is focused on serving customers aged 25 and older by offering independent music and audio books in a universally compatible format at a great value. It is the world's largest retailer of independent music and the world's second-largest digital music service after iTunes, with more than 4 million tracks from more than 40,000 of the world's leading independent labels and more than 3500 titles from top audio book publishers. To super-serve its more than 400,000 customers, eMusic provides award-winning editorial content, a vibrant online community and unrivaled music discovery tools. eMusic's subscription-based service offers free music downloads or one free audio book at sign-up, giving consumers an inexpensive, low-risk way to explore great new music and books they wouldn't find otherwise. Based in New York with an office in London, eMusic is available in the U.S., Canada and 26 E.U. nations. Inc. is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.

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