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Sony Music Entertainment has struck a deal with eMusic to sell songs from Sony Music’s back catalog on the eMusic website.
Sony Music is the first of the four major labels to reach an agreement with eMusic to sell songs.
Beginning in the third quarter, eMusic will offer its U.S. subscribers classic recordings from all Sony Music labels, such as Arista, Columbia, Epic, Jive, LaFace and RCA. Artists include Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, Leonard Cohen and Outkast.
Second only to iTunes, eMusic has carved a significant niche in the scattered download marketplace with a subscription service offering plans starting at 30 tracks per month for $9.99. But how will Amazon’s new mp3 store effect eMusic; and how will labels who will be getting higher payouts from Amazon react?
This year promises to mark even more innovations in the realms of marketing, search, and digital music technology. The greatest feat of 2007 may not come in terms of an addition, but rather the removal of Digital Rights Management (DRM) practices from online music stores such as iTunes and the Zune marketplace.