SOURCE: eMusic

June 17, 2008 09:01 ET

eMusic Offers Free 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler to Subscribers and Non-Subscribers

No. 1 Site for Independent Music Sponsors Pitchfork Music Festival July 18 - 20

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - June 17, 2008) - One of the most talked-about summer music festivals of the year is the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, July 18-20. Beginning today, co-sponsor eMusic (www.emusic.com), the world's largest retailer of independent music and the world's second-largest digital music retailer after iTunes, is exclusively offering a free Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler to both eMusic subscribers and non-subscribers. The sampler features 25 free MP3 downloads from various artists performing at the event, and offers an eclectic mix of the best in indie rock, hip-hop, electronic music and jazz.

The 2007 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler remains the most downloaded album in the eMusic history. That compilation generated a staggering 240,000 music downloads and on average, increased paid sales for sampler artists by 25% while the sampler was active.

"The Pitchfork Festival has quickly become one of the premier events for indie artists every year," said Yancey Strickler, eMusic Senior Director of Editorial. "This sampler is a great and free way for everyone to get a taste for both the festival and the state of independent music. We invite everyone to venture into the eMusic catalogue to discover more music from these great artists."

For the third year in a row, the eMusic 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler brings fans the latest buzz bands and indie rock essentials, with 90 minutes of free online music from artists such as Jarvis Cocker, Animal Collective, Cut Copy, Spiritualized, Mission of Burma, High Places, Boban Markovic Orkestar and Dinosaur Jr.

The eMusic 2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler is available at http://www.emusic.com/features/hub/pitchfork2008/index.html through August 1.

2008 Pitchfork Music Festival Sampler track listing:
1. "Academy Fight Song" by Mission of Burma (Matador)
2. "Ibitsu" by Boris (Southern Lord)
3. "Lights & Music" by Cut Copy (Modular)
4. "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" by Jarvis Cocker (World's Fair)
5. "Soul On Fire" by Spiritualized (Fontana Intl)
6. "OK-Oyot System" by Extra Golden (Thrill Jockey)
7. "Jodi" by The Dodos (French Kiss Records)
8. "Sandy Feat (7" version)" by High Places (Thrill Jockey)
9. "Those Birds Are Bats" by Mahjongg (K Records)
10. "River Card" by Atlas Sound (Kranky)
11. "For Emma" by Bon Iver (Jagjaguwar)
12. "Neck Escaper" by No Age (Fat Cat Records)
13. "Drop-Out" by Times New Viking (Matador)
14. "I'll Never Belong" by The King Khan & BBQ Show (In The Red Records)
15. "My Shadow" by Jay Reatard (In The Red Records)
16. "Sirens" by Dizzee Rascal (Definitive Jux)
17. "Bright Tomorrow" by F**k Buttons (ATP Recordings)
18. "Glitter Pills" by HEALTH (Ernest Jennings Recordings)
19. "Grass" by Animal Collective" (Fat Cat Records)
20. "Balkan Fest" by Boban Mrkovic Orkestar ((Piranha)
21. "Serbian Cocek" by A Hawk And A Hacksaw And The Hun Hangar Ensemble
    (Leaf Label)
22. "The Equestrian" by Les savy Fav (French Kiss Records)
23. "Never Believe" by Elf Power (Orange Twin Records)
24. "Energy" by Apples in Stereo (Yeop Roc Records)
25. "Almost Ready" by Dinosaur Jr. (Fat Possum Records)

About eMusic

eMusic (www.emusic.com) 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 3.5 million tracks from 33,000 of the world's leading independent labels and thousands of 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 all 27 E.U. nations. eMusic.com Inc. is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.

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