updated 08:15 pm EDT, Thu May 19, 2011
Deal brings access to 15,000 albums
eMusic has announced that it has signed a deal with EMI Music to expand the range of content available through the latter company's subscription-based music service. The deal is said to enable eMusic subscribers to access over 15,000 new albums from a range of artists such as Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Brian Eno, Hot Chip, and LCD Soundsystem, among others.
The deal is said to be particularly significant for jazz fans, who will be able to listen to a variety of content under the Blue Note Records catalog.
The terms of the current deal entitle eMusic subscribers to access any of EMI's albums that are at least 12 months old. The companies are currently working to expand the range of content to include new releases, which will be added sometime in the coming months.
New customers can receive a limited number of free downloads for a seven-day trail, while subscription prices start at $12 per month.