eMusic Adds V2 Music, Palm Pictures, and Velour MusicMore than 20 New Labels and Label Aggregators Join Roster of 4000+
Raconteurs, Gomez and Beirut See Heavy Download Action
NEW YORK, June 15, 2006 eMusic, the worlds largest digital retailer of independent music and the worlds second largest digital music retailer after iTunes, today announced a slate of new label signings including V2 Music (White Stripes, the Raconteurs, Moby), Palm Pictures (Baaba Maal, Nortec Collective, Zero 7) and Velour Music (Sonya Kitchell, Soulive). eMusic also welcomed a number of significant independent classical labels and European label aggregators.
Independent labels understand that eMusic reaches their customer. Our subscriber base is passionately interested in music outside the mainstream and as a result, were able to expand the sales of independent music, said eMusic President and CEO David Pakman. For example, weve seen very significant numbers of downloads for new releases from both developing and established indie artists like the Raconteurs, Mission of Burma, Gomez and Beirut, all of whom are currently charting on our Top 20 Downloaded Albums PowerChart.
Other label signings include German label SPV, known for Motorhead, Saxon, John Lee Hookerand Popul Vuh; prominent Scandinavian label group Bonnier Amigo; contemporary jazz label Prana Entertainment, home to Marilyn Scott and Chris Pierce; and Toucan Cove, whose Saving Jane is currently on Billboards Heatseeker Chart. Independent classical labels include Albany Records, Avie, Haenssler Classic, LSO Live, the label of record for the London Symphony Orchestra, and Oxingale.
eMusic also expands its international catalogue with German aggregators Music Mail and MTunes, and Spanish aggregators La Cupula and Portal Latino.
A complete listing of labels and label aggregators added in the last three months to eMusic includes:
Albany Records Alpha Pup Avie
Global Symphonic Sound
Sunset Music Group
eMusic (http://www.emusic.com) is the worlds leading digital retailer of independent music, second only to iTunes in number of downloads sold. Delivering more than 4.5 million downloads per month, eMusic features over 1.2 million tracks from established and emerging artists in every genre from the worlds leading independent labels. A subscription-based service that offers 25 free downloads at sign-up, acclaimed editorial content, a vibrant online community and music discovery tools, eMusic gives consumers an inexpensive, low-risk way to explore great new music they wouldnt find otherwise. Unlike other download services, eMusics universally compatible MP3 files play on any device including the iPod. Based in New York, eMusic.com Inc. is wholly owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc.
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Cathy Halgas Nevins, eMusic
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