Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Posted by Chris Gohlke in "Digital Home News" @ 03:00 AM
"Sony Music and online digital music retailer eMusic announced on Monday that music that is more than two years old from the record label will be added to eMusic's online store. While specifics of the deal were not disclosed, a direct result of it will see eMusic raise its prices slightly and reduce the number of downloads in its monthly plans. The classic recordings from Sony Music labels that include Columbia, RCA, and Jive, as well as artists such as Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash, will be added to eMusic's catalog in the third quarter of the year."
eMusic has garnered a number of fans over the years due to their quality and lack of DRM. If you've stayed away due to a less than stellar selection, then that problem just got a bit smaller. Hopefully, they'll work on getting current hits as part of the deal in the future.