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undescended listicle (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 03:16 (five years ago) Permalink

for me it's a portability issue. i can't put spotify on my ipod and that's what I listen to the most because i like to listen to music while walking/running/moving from a to b. if i had to drain my phone battery i'd be stingy about listening to stuff and that would be stupid. better to just have mp3s. also they're MINE.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:26 (five years ago) Permalink

Also if the label decides they don't wanna be on emusic (or spotify) any more, I still have the music.

Thelema & Louise (Jon Lewis), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 12:47 (five years ago) Permalink

the psychology of buying on itunes is v different than the psychology of buying on emusic. with itunes i think, "do i really, really want this? can an album with a lead song called zed the mythical goat possibly be worth $9.99?" with emusic i think, "eh, they've already taken my X dollars this month; might as well download this."

otm. i cancelled my emusic subscription a few years ago because i was basically just downloading only remotely interesting stuff in order to use up my monthly amount. it was this contest every month to use it up before I forgot about it and lost the money. i almost never buy music on itunes. maybe like 2 albums in the past 6 years. lots of people give itunes giftcards though so i've certainly used those.

i basically use spotify now, primarily to check out new stuff that i eventually will buy in physical format if i really like it.

marcos, Tuesday, 23 July 2013 14:58 (five years ago) Permalink

do they have anything spotify doesn't?

Yes, definitely - ECM and ReR and also some dance oriented things like Hessle Audio and Hemlock are a few labels that spring to my mind. Also some labels put things up on eMusic on day of release but you might have to wait a couple of months until it's on Spotify (e.g. RVNG)

if you lose your way tonight that's how you know the map's not right (NickB), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:18 (five years ago) Permalink

my main problem with spotify as an alternative to downloading is that i can't take it anywhere! just thinking about that makes me wonder if my walkman still works.

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Well, you can pay $10/month for premium and then you get it to mobile devices, and you can set certain albums to play in "offline" mode which is kind of like a temporary download. Of course this is limited by the space you have on your phone or mobile device (a problem for me since mine tends to be full of baby videos at all times).

undescended listicle (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:24 (five years ago) Permalink

it also requires carrying my phone at all times and using its battery for something that is not related to the phone so what do i do if i binge on spotify and can't make/receive a phone call?!
i'm a super ambulant person and also paranoid about batteries dying so spotify on my phone just isn't really an option for me
i'm ok with emusic for now! why do i keep talking about this?!

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 23 July 2013 15:31 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Accidentally found this on emusic today, it's under 6 bucks:

http://o.scdn.co/300/c43c2b8375e245a80b7c23227b9c63018f043357

100 mambo-craze-era songs by a great, weird roster: Henry Mancini, Johnny Burnette, June Carter, Eydie Gorme, Ivory Joe Hunter, Sophia Loren, Lavern Baker, Huey Piano Smith, Ruth Brown, Hank Snow, and on and on.

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 18 August 2013 05:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I was just thinking about eMusic yesterday—I just upgraded a bunch of old 128 CBR mp3s from eMusic through iTunes Match. I'm glad it's still around.

Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Sunday, 18 August 2013 17:46 (four years ago) Permalink

what's the fifth song on that comp?

socki (s1ocki), Sunday, 18 August 2013 21:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Ha. There is a version of that, though not the original. (But there are a few others by Perez Prado.)

something of an astrological coup (tipsy mothra), Sunday, 18 August 2013 22:18 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

"As a result, beginning today, we will be exiting the mainstream music business and offering exclusively independent music."

in full support here

outback bumfuc (electricsound), Friday, 26 September 2014 22:29 (three years ago) Permalink

Wait what?

(My monthly credits reup tomorrow...)

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Friday, 26 September 2014 22:32 (three years ago) Permalink

in full support here

― outback bumfuc (electricsound), Friday, September 26, 2014

wish i had a better idea of what this announcement meant, or what the catalog will look like tomorrow. no major-indies, plus loss of major labels, leaves micro-label and self-released (which was already onsite).

i haven't been an emu member for years now. but if the service again looks like it did in 2010, i might reconsider.

Daniel, Esq 2, Friday, 26 September 2014 23:38 (three years ago) Permalink

So many of my Saved albums are classical things on labels like bis, Harmonia mundi, aeon, and bridge, and I assume those are indie enough to still be there in the morning.

Bummer to lose sony and warner though.

von Daniken Donuts (Jon Lewis), Friday, 26 September 2014 23:55 (three years ago) Permalink

as a grandfathered non-US type i expect the catalogue will look entirely unchanged to me.

it is probably a bit much to dream that Orchard-distroed labels will return but hope springs eternal

outback bumfuc (electricsound), Saturday, 27 September 2014 00:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm sure they were margin squeezed on the major label releases (eg 0.89 / track at eMusic vs. 0.99 at Amz vs. 1.29 at iTunes).

I haven't forgotten the reason tracks are 0.89 vs the earlier 0.49 is so eMusic could woo the majors.

There's so much "meh" on my saved list I'm sorely tempted to drop.

Felt up by Adam Smith's invisible hand (Sanpaku), Saturday, 27 September 2014 02:21 (three years ago) Permalink

still plenty of major label stuff on the site - anybody know anything deeper about what's going on here?

The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Sunday, 28 September 2014 13:57 (three years ago) Permalink

It changed today. Universal is gone, warner is gone. Sony still there, though! Maybe they have the best terms. I seem to recall they were the first major emusic got...

All the large indie classical labels I checked for are still there.

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Monday, 29 September 2014 22:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Universal is gone

So ironically the new U2 album has been taken down from emusic?

john wahey (NickB), Monday, 29 September 2014 22:41 (three years ago) Permalink

ironically?

Starland Vocal Gland (sic), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 02:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Canceled my membership over the weekend. Found an album that got my balance down to zero (Horace Silver's The Cape Verdean Blues, for $4.74) and which is doubtless gone now - Blue Note being part of Universal/EMI.

Humorist (horse) (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 30 September 2014 02:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh man- all the Blue Note is gone?! That sucks. At least I grabbed a bunch of the Silvers while they were available. Are they actually adding any new indies or just removing the major labels? My "Saved" list went from about 35 to 10. I may have to consider cancelling if they don't follow through on bringing in new labels to replace the majors.

o. nate, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 01:27 (three years ago) Permalink

It still annoys me that you can't carry your balance over from month to month. I have probably lost over $200 in credits because of that.

sarahell, Wednesday, 1 October 2014 02:44 (three years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

there is a split (albeit an unauthorized one) of MARS and Furious Pig on emusic!

sarahell, Thursday, 2 July 2015 21:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Merge is now on eMusic in the UK for indie rock fans

Your Ribs are My Ladder, Friday, 3 July 2015 09:19 (three years ago) Permalink

How much of that is Furious Pig?

Mark G, Friday, 3 July 2015 12:28 (three years ago) Permalink

wow, it's still going

PaulTMA, Friday, 3 July 2015 12:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Never mind, it's on Spotify, Merge and HMV digital as well!

Mark G, Friday, 3 July 2015 12:32 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Anyone else noticed that a lot of new releases have been slow to appear on the site since the change to a Friday release day?

michaellambert, Monday, 5 October 2015 20:54 (two years ago) Permalink

I don't suppose they offer FLAC yet.

Fastnbulbous, Monday, 5 October 2015 21:36 (two years ago) Permalink

No. Recently upgraded to 320kbps MP3 for new additions.

michaellambert, Monday, 5 October 2015 22:02 (two years ago) Permalink

My "Save for Later" list has eroded down to its smallest in 6 years membership (now: ~20 albums). Too many missing indie labels, and I'm more comfortable supporting artists through Bandcamp. Every booster credit sale just hastens my departure.

gate gate paragate parasamgate (Sanpaku), Monday, 5 October 2015 22:46 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i think they finally are letting you carry over your unused account balance? like, as of a few months ago? or am I just imagining things

sarahell, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 22:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Good grief.

I'm still hanging in! Independent classical & experimental labels is enough to soak my monthly credits up.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 22:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Independent classical & experimental labels is enough to soak my monthly credits up.

Same here, but I tend to do things like not feel like "buying" anything for a month and a half, and then wanting to get a bunch of stuff, and end up getting booster packs, and resenting the fact that the credits didn't carry over.

sarahell, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

I buy boosters whenever there's a sale on them

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 22:45 (two years ago) Permalink

The intention to "roll eMusic into the MyMusicCloud service" doesn't sound initially too promising for my continued membership, but shall wait and see.

http://www.musicweek.com/news/read/emusic-acquired-by-cloud-computing-firm-triplay/063193

michaellambert, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 20:09 (two years ago) Permalink

i think they finally are letting you carry over your unused account balance? like, as of a few months ago? or am I just imagining things

This has not been the case with my account

Walter Galt, Thursday, 22 October 2015 00:02 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what "roll eMusic into the MyMusicCloud service" means, but I'm hoping it means that basically nothing changes, except that if you want to, you can stream your purchases through the cloud (in addition to just playing the MP3s you still get to keep).

o. nate, Thursday, 22 October 2015 01:45 (two years ago) Permalink

That is my hope. I'm just a pessimist who expects something different to happen.

michaellambert, Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah... No files that come live on my computer forever, no deal.

banned on ixlor (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 22 October 2015 15:09 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Streaming is live and works flawlessly; redownloads are coming. There's a 2x booster pack sale on right now.

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Thursday, 31 December 2015 20:45 (two years ago) Permalink

I should probably test it out again right before saying that -- there's some server problems today.

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Thursday, 31 December 2015 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

do you work there? just curious

sarahell, Thursday, 31 December 2015 20:53 (two years ago) Permalink

no, just a long time member

aaaaablnnn (abanana), Thursday, 31 December 2015 21:03 (two years ago) Permalink

There have been a lot of billing issues as they've tried to upgrade that side of their systems after the takeover. Having said that the streaming has worked perfectly on the couple of occasions I've tried it and from what I can see the new owner is taking customer support and site functionality more seriously than their predecessors.

treefell, Thursday, 31 December 2015 22:46 (two years ago) Permalink

it would be great if it didn't keep automatically downloading the installer exe file every time i buy something

sarahell, Thursday, 31 December 2015 23:55 (two years ago) Permalink


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