This is nice and all, but it just doesn't add up. Say I download 1000 songs/month or 100 albums each from a different artist or label (a modest estimate, probably), and pay 10 bucks for that 100. Each "label or artist" gets $.05, after EMusic takes their share. What can the artist possibly get out of that $.05. I'd say half of that would be generous, so $.025 (assuming the label takes the other half). Say 100 people download that same artist's album. So the artist makes $2.50/month-- and that's a generous estimate. $2.50 for 100 albums sold. The truth is probably closer to one cent or less per download that goes to the artist.
Now, my inclination is to say, "Hey, it's better than nothing." But is it? It seems like an insult. And the main argument against file-sharing is, "Wah, the artists aren't getting paid." "Support the artist," etc. But they're not getting paid with this system either, it seems.
What do you think? And if my math is wrong, or my argument's bunk, let me know.
― scott m (mcd), Tuesday, 13 May 2003 17:26 (10 years ago) Permalink
― scott m (mcd), Tuesday, 13 May 2003 17:27 (10 years ago) Permalink
It's got weird stuff. And the artists who produce weird stuff aren't making much money anyway.
― J (Jay), Tuesday, 13 May 2003 17:37 (10 years ago) Permalink
The fact it's the one place you can go to get a few important deleted titles (for instance, Peter Laughner's "Take The Guitar Player For A Ride" and the Sleepers' stuff as reissued on tim/kerr) makes it arguably classic.
I mean, "Take The Guitar Player..." is classic. At the very least one should go, sign up for your trial membership, and download the Laughner before cancelling...
― M Specktor (M Specktor), Tuesday, 13 May 2003 17:51 (10 years ago) Permalink
i haven't really looked at it since.
― brian badword (badwords), Tuesday, 13 May 2003 18:06 (10 years ago) Permalink
also, back in the day (2000, we're talkin') the quality of the MP3s was sort of dodgy. I did get a Nomad for buying $50 worth of music the one time I used it, and that rocked.
― j breitling (BlastsofStatic), Tuesday, 13 May 2003 20:12 (10 years ago) Permalink
Artists getting paid for downloads vs. not. Seems bogus coming from emusic's mouth. What advantage does emusic provide so that I won't just use slsk? Certainly it's the idea that the tracks are "legal," but truthfully I only feel bad using slsk because the artists aren't getting paid. And especially "the artists who produce weird stuff [who] aren't making much money anyway."
― scott m (mcd), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 00:27 (10 years ago) Permalink
it's worth it just for the fact that you can get most of the Rather Interesting back catalogue, and Senor Coconut gets paid a royalty for each track. they've also got great drum and bass comps (reinforced and certificate 18), old daniel wang material, old ken ishii material, experimental audio research, etc.
i have to admit, though, that i just used the free trial to get the stuff above (and the artists still got paid).
― vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 02:18 (10 years ago) Permalink
― vahid (vahid), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 02:28 (10 years ago) Permalink
― your null fame (yournullfame), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 03:27 (10 years ago) Permalink
i found a few deleted 20th century 'classical' titles that i was unable to buy anywhere on the web anymore and so that was good -- but searching for more similarly unique stuff by the same composers didn't go anywhere (in that case they had a sampling of titles from the clasical label Koch, leaving me wanting more)
so it seemed they had something of everything, but then just something, ie just xyz on label q, just some of the obscure stuff -- admittedly stuff i've not seen available anywhere else -- so not much depth for any given artist, more 'lost tapes from 1975' type stuff -- stuff you might not have known existed
― george gosset (gegoss), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 05:30 (10 years ago) Permalink
I've downloaded mostly hard-to-find stuff, and stuff where I know the artists aren't getting shit anyway -- ferinstance, I got the entire CCR catalogue, since Saul Zaentz still ownz that shit and John Fogerty's still getting screwed over it. However, the artists who produce weird stuff who aren't getting paid anyway seem to be making a least a little bit here. They would make nothing if I downloaded from Soulseek, checked out from the library, or bought a used compact disc. They're making precious little even when we buy new CDs. I feel no guilt.
― J (Jay), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 13:13 (10 years ago) Permalink
- Faster downloads, about 10 - 100 times faster for me.- Songs are reliably named and tagged.- Search function doesn't completely suck.- Yazoo, Ethiopiques, JSP, Riverside, Milestone, etc.
I use Soulseek a lot more, but I'm glad there's both.
― Curt (cgould), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:09 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Tico Tico (Tico Tico), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:30 (10 years ago) Permalink
Suddenly this morning, I see where EMusic's new arrivals list is just page after page of back catalog from what must be a new label signing, Beggars Banquet & "Beggars Group": 4AD, Too Pure, XL, Mantra, Wijja, etc.
I think I'll start with those Velocette singles...
― Curt (cgould), Tuesday, 20 May 2003 14:38 (10 years ago) Permalink
― Pete X, Wednesday, 9 July 2003 18:13 (9 years ago) Permalink
― adaml (adaml), Sunday, 19 October 2003 03:31 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Andrew Calaman (Andrew Calaman), Sunday, 19 October 2003 18:45 (9 years ago) Permalink
― Yanc3y (ystrickler), Thursday, 19 August 2004 19:45 (8 years ago) Permalink
I think it's best for people who have really broad tastes and like a lot of international musics and blues, country, whatever.
― Yr3k (dymaxia), Wednesday, 26 January 2005 17:17 (8 years ago) Permalink
― dewey, Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:27 (8 years ago) Permalink
― dlp9001, Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:34 (8 years ago) Permalink
not sure if it'll work, but it might be worth a shot
― a banana (alanbanana), Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:46 (8 years ago) Permalink
― telephonething, Thursday, 5 May 2005 18:48 (8 years ago) Permalink
― BlastsOfStatic (BlastsofStatic), Thursday, 5 May 2005 20:05 (8 years ago) Permalink
― Pleasant Plains /// (Pleasant Plains ///), Thursday, 6 October 2005 18:58 (7 years ago) Permalink
― älänbänänä (alanbanana), Thursday, 6 October 2005 21:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
― walter kranz (walterkranz), Thursday, 6 October 2005 22:11 (7 years ago) Permalink
-- instantaneous access to the extended classical canon in serviceable-to-great recordings due to inclusion of Naxos catalogue;-- cheap opportunity for upgrading some vinyl stuff I have to digital (eg from 4AD); since I already have the artwork etc I don't feel I'm missing out on much compared to buying CDs;-- fun of randomly trying something unknown for very little cost.
I'd appreciate a higher-volume account option than the current max of 90 tracks for $20 a month, though (ie EMUSIC CAN YOU HEAR ME I WANT TO GIVE YOU MORE MONEY).
― The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Friday, 16 December 2005 23:50 (7 years ago) Permalink
― sweet earth flying (sweet earth flying), Saturday, 17 December 2005 00:12 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Banana Nutrament (ghostface), Saturday, 17 December 2005 01:05 (7 years ago) Permalink
― naturemorte, Saturday, 17 December 2005 08:57 (7 years ago) Permalink
Haha yes that is a bit dim. Talking of classical, this means e.g. that symphonies are usually dirt cheap, opera less so.
Hm maybe one should write a program that scoured the catalogue and found the best bargains from the track lengths... ;)
― The Vintner's Lipogram (OleM), Saturday, 17 December 2005 09:23 (7 years ago) Permalink
― sweet earth flying (sweet earth flying), Saturday, 17 December 2005 15:07 (7 years ago) Permalink
I started to make a list of the "few" finds that made me happy to be a member, before it became a huge list and I had to void my whole argument.
Not enough downloads, I agree, but I love it.
And SO VERY GLAD they don't pro-rate songs or pieces by length.
― Myke Weiskopf (Myke Weiskopf), Sunday, 18 December 2005 00:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
! We're sorry. This album is unavailable for download in your country at this time. Please check back later.
These preclude classic status.
― jcartledge (jcartledge), Sunday, 18 December 2005 01:11 (7 years ago) Permalink
google site:emusic.com inurl:album 15..80-0..59-listen
change the 15 to whatever you want the minimum length in minutes to be.
― älänbänänä (alanbanana), Sunday, 18 December 2005 01:50 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Douglas (Douglas), Sunday, 18 December 2005 02:44 (7 years ago) Permalink
― sweet earth flying (sweet earth flying), Sunday, 18 December 2005 05:05 (7 years ago) Permalink
If you burn the albums to CD, you always have a stack of CDs with stuff you haven't heard on it waiting for you!
― Whiney G. Weingarten (whineyg), Sunday, 18 December 2005 05:21 (7 years ago) Permalink
Heh, I downloaded John Cage's Empty Words (part III) from eMusic - two tracks, 74 minutes each.
They also have some live albums that I haven't seen elsewhere (search for "Schubas" and "Casbah" for starters.)
― Ernest P. (ernestp), Sunday, 18 December 2005 07:17 (7 years ago) Permalink
― sweet earth flying (sweet earth flying), Sunday, 18 December 2005 14:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
― philip sherburne (philip sherburne), Sunday, 18 December 2005 17:03 (7 years ago) Permalink
I wish I could pay more for higher quality, or that the downloads were higher quality; it irks me to know that someday, like with my cassettes and my vinyl and my early CDs, that I'll probably upgrade a lot of what I picked up on eMusic because the bitrate is noticeable.
Nothing personal to Doug or Philip (two writers whose work I admire and like a lot) but I still do not find eMusic to be a community type of place for me where I want to spend time doing anything but downloading. There's a lot of quality writing and some of the lists are really great, but I can't seem to make eMusic a daily stop in my surfing. It's not a destination for me in that sense and I'm not sure why.
Also, the exclusive live stuff is a nice touch and I wish there was more of that (like the exclusive titles that the CIMS gets.)
― don weiner (don weiner), Sunday, 18 December 2005 17:54 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Erick Dampier is better than Shaq (miloaukerman), Sunday, 18 December 2005 20:54 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Sunday, 18 December 2005 23:41 (7 years ago) Permalink
This was my download strategy:
1. Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (all tracks)I've heard and liked the singles, I've skimmed through the rest at a listening station in some record store. I think it's a really good album, but before buying it I've wanted to spend some time listening to it straight through to be sure I separate my own impressions from the hype that surrounded it. [Conclusion: I'll buy the CD as soon as I can find it used.]
2. [remembering the notion, expressed in this thread, that it's good to download LONG tracks]Eliane Radigue, Trilogie de la mort -- three hour-long tracks, beautiful drone-y electronic sounds, the smartest decision I made in this whole process
3. [spontaneously deciding to hunt down some individual tracks where I'm not interested in buying the whole album]Annie - several tracks off AnniemalLadytron - several tracks off 604 and Light & MagicArmand Van Helden - "U Don't Know Me" and "Flowerz"
4. [spontaneously deciding it's about time I finally checked out Derek Bailey]Derek Bailey - Improvisations (all tracks)
5. [remembering I've been curious about Robert Rich but put off by all the New Age hoo-haw]Robert Rich - Below Zero (all tracks)still haven't listened to it
6. [remembering that ever since the recent Imogen Heap thread, I've been trying to find Todd Rundgren's "Pretending to Care," off the mid-80s album _A Capella_]They don't have it, but they have a cover of it by a band called The Unherd.
That's 50 tracks, and I've unsubscribed. Part of the challenge is that I'm just not a music downloader, so anything I *really* want, I want on CD. The eMusic process was all about remembering things I *sort of* want.
― National Roffle Association (Paul in Santa Cruz), Monday, 19 December 2005 03:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
rhaps usually covers my nostalgic needs... you know, when some friend goes, "dude krokus!" i can actually give krokus a listen and leave it at that without spending much more than a few cents i suppose. etc etc. old hip hop records i never bought but have radio taped mixes of, etc etc.
one by one, emusic has steadily brought lot's and lot's of "want list" labels onboard. i never thought i'd see tzadik come, but here they are. or dischord. touch and go! shit, those dudes charge out the wazoo for their records at the store, but here they are! emusic has really become kind of a paradise for back catalog siftings. i keep hoping drag city will come, but they seem pretty stiff on such things. (do they do itunes even? i'm too lazy to fire up itunes right now.)
as far as i'm concerned, services like emusic are saints for kicking DRM to the curb and letting us be honest fans. (for now anyway. legislation always pending in one form or another.)
― msp (mspa), Monday, 19 December 2005 03:43 (7 years ago) Permalink
Certainly far from having everything I want, but I've already downloaded tons of stuff I've been fiending for for a while.
Also great to have for making my wedding mixes.
― Abbadavid Berman (Hurting), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 20:40 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Forksclovetofu (Forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 21:03 (6 years ago) Permalink
I'm still in but mostly just to irritate them. My "grandfathered" account = Price: £6.39 (every 30 days) Bonus: £10.41 (every 30 days) Total Credit: £16.80 (every 30 days)
― these are my everyday balloons (Ned Trifle II), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 16:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
argh why do i keep forgetting to cancel my membership
― blbllbllllllrlrrghgghhh (jjjusten), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink
at this point i basically keep my minimum membership partly as an excuse to look at eMusic's new releases slate every few weeks, which tends to be much easier to navigate than iTunes etc.
― some dude, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 18:15 (2 years ago) Permalink
still cheaper than the alternatives for me
― pitch defect (electricsound), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:13 (2 years ago) Permalink
i'm still grandfathered in at 22¢/track
― jay lenonononono (abanana), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
― pitch defect (electricsound), Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:13 PM (30 minutes ago) Bookmark
i haven't done a lot of side-by-side comparison pricing but in my experience Amazon MP3 tends to have whatever new album i want for less than eMusic is selling it for
― contenderoni (some dude), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
I got grandfathered in too - I use it, mainly for stuff I want to be able to listen to on my ipod while I'm running or sleeping. Sometimes I think it's a waste, but I always enjoy choosing my music and it is cheaper/easier to manage than alternatives. I don't like the switch from downloads to cash, though. It makes me feel way more likely to cancel.
― deez m'uts (La Lechera), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
amazon is not available to non-US residents
my alternative is 7digital, which occasionally is cheaper but not as a rule
― pitch defect (electricsound), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:45 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh right, forgot where you live -- still, though, i would like to give a shout out to Amazon MP3 for anyone who cares, they're pretty good!
― contenderoni (some dude), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 23:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
Amazon has some stuff that emusic doesn't, they had a lot of seventies glam and bubblegum type stuff I like, but the navigation is atrocious. Emusic is definitely worth keeping if you're a big music fan. I'm glad they expanded actually!
― Sebastian Cabinet (u s steel), Thursday, 12 May 2011 00:22 (2 years ago) Permalink
It's available in the UK. But, more to the point, when are they going to stop with this 'region' shit?
― these are my everyday balloons (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 12 May 2011 08:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
when are they going to stop with this 'region' shit?
yeah i am fucking sick of it. australia gets fucked in the ass with this stuff all the time because we don't have any competitive local alternatives, either in range or price. itunes is more expensive than buying a cd.
― pitch defect (electricsound), Thursday, 12 May 2011 08:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
I'm grandfathered but still deeply fucking aggravated after another month of missing my refresh date and losing out on $7 or $8. It is so obnoxious that they don't send a reminder email, which would be so insanely easy for them to do.
FYI - I attempted to cancel and they said "please don't leave - have a month for free and stick around," so I'm waiting for my refresh date to if it's that easy.
Since they're dicks who can't be bothered to send a reminder email or respond to inquiries about why they don't do that, I'll let everyone know how the free month plays out because you can all probably get one.
― She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 12 May 2011 09:23 (2 years ago) Permalink
can you not just set an outlook reminder to yourself?
(other reminder applications are available)
― koogs, Thursday, 12 May 2011 09:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
the thing that really pissed me off was that i was in at 22 cents/track, but they kept diluting me down until it was 3 to 4 times that. the extent of my "grandfathering" ended up being like one track per month over current rates. more of an insult to injury thing, but srsly- fuck off emusic. i can buy at similar rates without a subscription.
― the entire premise of your tweet is incorrect (Hunt3r), Thursday, 12 May 2011 12:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
I guess so, but - and I am willing to accept that this might be misguided - I kind of feel like the burden shouldn't necessarily be on me in this type of scenario.
― She Got the Shakes, Thursday, 12 May 2011 15:37 (2 years ago) Permalink
i kinda agree. it'd be easy enough and nice of them. but sometimes you've gotta help yourself (and it is benefitting you, for not much effort)
― koogs, Thursday, 12 May 2011 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
(my 3g dongle quota is similar, a 30 day cycle. but i've done nothing about it. they DO actually text me when it's near the end but i never get them as i don't use their clunky windows client)
― koogs, Thursday, 12 May 2011 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink
Well, you've all pretty well answered my question. Not going to resubscribe.
― scott pgwp (pgwp), Thursday, 12 May 2011 16:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
Just put my account on hold after 6 years (will probably drop it for good, but wanted to make sure)and signed up with MOG for mobile.
― Professor Respect, Friday, 13 May 2011 00:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
most of you probably know this (some of you probably wrote editorial pieces in connection with it), but for everyone else, emi and its subsidiaries -- e.g., blue note, mute -- arrived en masse this morning at emusic.
― Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 19 May 2011 15:55 (2 years ago) Permalink
Unless, of course you are in the EU, UK or Canada...
― i can't, i won't (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 19 May 2011 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink
Irritated. I have $4.62 and everything I want is > $5. Is there a way to search for price points? I hate this system. This is totally making me want to cancel this dumb account and be done with it.
― Garyln (La Lechera), Friday, 3 June 2011 17:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
iirc you can search by number of tracks, which might help
― Brad C., Friday, 3 June 2011 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, I tried that but it was like wading through a deep field of muck. I could just get a couple of tracks from an album I want, then fill in the blanks later, I guess but geez. I don't like their browsing setup at all if they are going to hold to this $ model.
― Garyln (La Lechera), Friday, 3 June 2011 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
You tried searching by number of tracks and genre? Also, I think that you can search through just the albums that have the 'deal' flag.
― Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 3 June 2011 22:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
Number of tracks and genre at the same time, I mean.
― Christine Green Leafy Dragon Indigo, Friday, 3 June 2011 22:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
once i get down to below the price of most full albums, i usually wait until the day before my refresh, buy the tracks i can afford, and then come back the next day to finish the album. although now that i type it out, that sounds kind of ridiculous and hoop-jumpy, and of course it doesn't help if i buy a lot at the beginning of the month and then have to wait and wait for the refresh.
― truf bob-omb (reddening), Friday, 3 June 2011 23:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Think I'm going to cancel and go back to used CD's once I move and actually have room for a CD library again. Too many albums I want are $6+
― hated old moniker, too tired to think of a clever new one (Hurting 2), Friday, 3 June 2011 23:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
so emusic canada now has one kanye album and one lady gaga album. talk about a slow rollout of a major.
― nuclear power, jet propulsion, radar, laser beams, cordless phone (abanana), Friday, 3 June 2011 23:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Might not be quite to your taste and maybe the pricing works out different in the US, but here are some good artists to check that often have just a few tracks per album. All ambient, experimental and um, modern classical stuff:
Robert AshleySteve RoachNurse With WoundKlaus SchulzeWalter MarchettiRhys ChathamGavin BryarsOren AmbarchiWilliam BasinskiBlack SwanTony ConradTaylor DeupreeIrr.App.(Ext.)Charlemagne PalestineEliane RadigueYellow Swans
― immer wieder, ralf & günther (NickB), Friday, 3 June 2011 23:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Great list, and I already have some of those bases covered (NWW, Schulze, Basinski) but the others are good reminders. You read my mind!
The only prob seems to be that what used to be a good deal album has turned into a $5.99 album, and most of these (at least the ones I just looked at) are $5.99 now. I mean, that is not a lot of cash, and I would pay it, but I have $4.62 credit. So...do I get booster pack and just spend more than I planned on spending? Maybe. Do I plan out what I'm going to download next time so that I have *just* the right balance of credit and albums? Unlikely, knowing me.
The hoop jumping is greatly outweighing my enjoyment of 2.5 albums per month at this point.
― Garyln (La Lechera), Saturday, 4 June 2011 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
That's too bad, lots of the albums by the guys on that list only cost about a pound here.
― immer wieder, ralf & günther (NickB), Saturday, 4 June 2011 00:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Arrrgh....I was so busy this week that I didn't finish downloading last months downloads...I lost thirty god damned dollars! They should send you an automated e-mail every month to remind you!
― Then Abitha Tabitha is My New Screen Name (Mount Cleaners), Saturday, 20 August 2011 13:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
that kind of programming costs $$$$$$$$$
― if you hipster on your fixie tonight, dont forget, wear black. amen. (Hunt3r), Saturday, 20 August 2011 13:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
It wouldn't cost them anything. They do that very deliberately. That's why I quit - for the record, you can go to cancel your account and the'll give you one month free to stay on. I did that, then quit as soo as I had spent those credits. They're dicks.
― Walter Galt, Saturday, 20 August 2011 15:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
pretty much every monthly subscription service works this way. i was in my u-haul storage space two days over and i had to pay for an entire month. i wanted to burn the fucking building down.
― Lil Boosie's on the Up (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 20 August 2011 16:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
i was being facetious--that's one reason i quit them too
― if you hipster on your fixie tonight, dont forget, wear black. amen. (Hunt3r), Saturday, 20 August 2011 17:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
the change in the system is an insidious money-sucker too, because before you always had a number of 'songs' on your account that you could use up, now that the account balance is measured in dollars and cents, there's always going to be some odd remainder that you won't find a song of that amount to purchase, so when the month rolls over that's basically money you get no benefit all from having given to them.
― some dude, Sunday, 21 August 2011 02:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
no. "loose change" -- less than enough to download a final song in a given month -- rolls over to the next month.
― Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 21 August 2011 02:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
even then, if i have sixty cents left to spend, it won't roll over, because i could potentially find some .49 song to download. so then it becomes a matter of hunting around for a song that falls within this magical price-point, or else losing the money. it's tedious.
― sea jasper, a meteor, rose quartz and quartz (reddening), Sunday, 21 August 2011 07:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
you're right. but it was the same way with the old credit system (if you had a stray credit or two left at the end of a billing cycle, those credits didn't roll-over to the new billing cycle; instead, you lost them).
― Daniel, Esq., Sunday, 21 August 2011 12:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, but a credit was a credit -- you grabbed a song and went on your way. usually i'd get one or two songs off an album that i intended to complete during the next pay period. this new business of hunting for an appropriately priced single at the end of every pay period was what finally annoyed me enough to put my account on hold (that and the appearance of US spotify).
― sea jasper, a meteor, rose quartz and quartz (reddening), Sunday, 21 August 2011 12:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Daniel, Esq., Saturday, August 20, 2011 10:55 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark
really? good to know, i thought it didn't!
― some dude, Sunday, 21 August 2011 13:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
but reddening otm, it's still another reason the site sucks now compared to the old days
― some dude, Sunday, 21 August 2011 13:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Just cancelled for good. I basically spent three weeks trying to reduce my account level and got no help from customer service. Every time I'd try to drop to a lower plan I'd get a glitch. Luckily the cancel function did not glitch. Was barely worth it anymore anyway -- near CD price for low-quality mp3.
― Disraeli Geirs (Hurting 2), Monday, 26 September 2011 21:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I have an eMusic question. How do the royalties work with the labels in this type of situation: eMusic has just put the new Sacred Bones reissue of the Eraserhead soundtrack up for £1.28. It's retailing for about £40 on vinyl. I'm sure this was some kind of automated thing, because it's only technically a four track album (similarly, the reissue of Sleep's Dopesmoker was put up for 84p as a single song).
Am I boning the labels or bands if I jump on those possible mistakes, or will they get the same cut no matter what?
― She Got the Shakes, Wednesday, 8 August 2012 09:58 (9 months ago) Permalink
I have read (in an old interview with one of the emusic honchos) that the labels always get paid more for tracks over 6 minutes. No idea about comparing it with LP sales.
― get you ass to mahs (abanana), Thursday, 9 August 2012 01:40 (9 months ago) Permalink
I want an emusic this-or-that thread.
Ie, should I go ahead and buy the new Gudrun Gut, Wildlife for the unusually high $9.48 of credit, or should I wait til November 6 to see if Andy Stott's Luxury Problems will get a timely emusic release.
Not a rhetorical question.
― 圧迫系プレイ (Sanpaku), Sunday, 28 October 2012 22:42 (6 months ago) Permalink