New York, NY (PressExposure) May 04, 2008 -- As the holidays approach, eMusic hits a new level of critical mass: today, the worldâs largest retailer of independent music â and the worldâs second-largest digital music service after iTunes â announces that it has surpassed 350,000 paid subscribers and that its catalogue totals more than three million tracks. Since establishing the current subscription model in 2003, eMusic has sold more than 165 million music downloads and, in the last 50 days alone, approximately 25,000 digital audiobooks. The 350,000 subscriber benchmark comes only six months since eMusic reached 300,000 subscribers in April. And, with more than three million tracks from more than 20,000 labels, eMusicâs offers the largest catalogue of independent music ever assembled.
eMusic customers include conventional web-based subscribers and subscribers to eMusic Mobile, eMusicâs over-the-air download service with AT&T, which is now available on 14 mobile phones.
eMusicâs rich catalogue of independent music continues to grow with new label and distributor signings, as well as new labels added through existing agreements. New titles from every musical genre â including jazz, classical, r&b, metal, electronic and more -- arrive on a weekly basis. Labels recently or about to be added include:
Rough Trade Madacy Entertainment Harmonia Mundi France Shout Factory Rooftop Comedy Boompa Records Brunswick Records Century Media Clone Records Dragonstorm Records Dorian Records The Echo Label. Ltd Engine Company Red Exceptional Records Giant Slayer Records Gusto Records Jay Records Lone Hill Jazz Lyrita Records Made in eTaly MGM Distribution Neurodisc Records N.E.W.S. Distribution NV Newline Records Peacefrog Pinnacle Entertainment, Ltd. RSK Entertainment Saavn 604 Records Southern Records Distributors Squealer Music Supraphon Telarc Vee-Jay Records Vox Records
âWe are elated to be hitting our stride just as our busiest time of year -- the holiday season -- kicks into high gear,â said David Pakman, President and CEO of eMusic. âWhile other subscription services have lost customers, these milestones demonstrate eMusicâs momentum as we simultaneously grow our catalogue and our customer base and add new methods of distribution and product lines. Sophisticated consumers of music and literature know that eMusic is the place to discover entertainment that will move their feet and feed their minds. We have never been more excited about our business and our customersâ response to it.â
Here the author Cathy Halgis Nevins writes about the increasing e-music members with its sales. eMusic has sold more than 165 million music downloads and, in the last 50 days alone, approximately 25,000 digital Audio Books. More information at http://www.emusic.com