Warner Music Signs Deal with eMusic

By  |  Tuesday, January 12, 2010 at 11:08 am

One of my biggest beefs with eMusic is its music selection. While it does have some tracks from popular artists, most of the tracks on the service are poorly done remakes. I could add to it that they way they label these tracks make you think it’s the real thing but I do digress…

Anyway, eMusic took a step forward Tuesday by striking a deal with Warner Music Group to bring 10,000 catalog albums to the service. Unfortunately, it does not include newer tracks, but it should come as welcome news to eMusic’s 400,000-plus subscribers.

In addition, the deal will allow eMusic to stream Warner’s music on the service, something the company has set as a goal for 2010. Sony Music is the only other major label on the service although CEO Danny Stein told Reuters that it is still working to strike deals with EMI and Universal.

No word was given on the progress of those talks.

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  1. Spencer Says:

    One of the things that was great about eMusic was that it wasn’t iTunes or Amazon. eMusic cultivated a big indie following, and the introduction of Sony and now Warner waters down that selection. Of course it’s a good thing for more more selection – but eMusic was a great place for indie musicians to gain notoriety.