Effective from November 18, 2010, eMusic changed their pricing system from a credit-per-track system to monetary pricing.
eMusic say it gives them the flexibility to offer more music from both major and indie labels.
What does that mean:
- Music prices are now shown in euros/dollars and cents instead of credits. Individual tracks are priced at €0.49 / $0.49 each instead of 1 credit, and the price of an album is the sum of its individual tracks.
- The account balance is now shown in euros/dollars and cents instead of credits.
CEO Discusses Future of eMusic on 17dots.com
November 17, 2010
“eMusic has always looked to be a home for thoughtful fans of music, no matter the source. Our aim has always been to offer the most complete selection of music possible.
To that end we are adding to our U.S. catalogue over 250,000 titles from Universal Music Group, as well as new releases from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group – much of this goes live on eMusic on November 18 in the U.S. and the balance over the next few weeks. This is in addition to their catalog, which has been live for a year.
These labels join thousands of labels already working with us to offer you the best music selection possible; in the future we will welcome more music in the UK, Europe and Canada as well. In the process of expanding our catalog and making the changes necessary to serve our members and ensure the long-term sustainability of our business, a few labels have chosen to exclude themselves from the new comprehensive eMusic offering.
We are treating all labels equally and therefore we believe fairly. We will greatly miss their artists and their music and trust that they will find their way back to our members soon. We remain committed to the unique voice we have cultivated on the eMusic site, and to highlighting the music that inspires us, whether it’s sold 4 or 4 million copies, regardless of what label has released it.
Our focus is on our members and we look forward to working with all of our label partners – new and existing – and to creating a service that benefits them, their artists and our members.
Adam Klein, eMusic CEO”