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This seems to be US-centric as I don't think Domino is on the UK site anyway, but it doesn't bode well...
Hopefully they will renegotiate at some point, possibly we may see other labels coming on board following the pricing change. As I only have a very basic package I can always find something, was very temted to get a booster pack and get that Superchunk LP before the labels went.
and I understand why they've changed but if it drives away the core suppliers, then I don't really get it. And getting the majors on board can only (one would assume) lead to price hikes. I liked it being good and indie, not out of snobbery but because they offered something, and pricing structure, no one else did. Now they want to do things the way everyone else does.
I hope my gloominess is proved ill-founded.
I thought they were supposed to be ADDING loads of bands in November? THat's what theyv'e been trumpetting, but has anyone actually seen any new bands added that they wanted?
Instead they're taking off loads of bands at a stroke. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr
I love emusic but this is going to lead to a rocky patch in our relationship.
Kind of regretting it now if it's going down the shitter.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/11/18/business/media/18emusic.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=emusic&st=cse although emusic are denying on twitter that they were forcing the indie labels to take a lower price.
Personally, I've always suspected that emusic's model was a bit implausible, and every time new changes have been introduced I've thought about leaving. I'll wait and see how this pans out, but if I do have to end my subscription I'll largely just be happy to have got a good deal for the past 3 years.
http://17dots.com/2010/11/18/emusic-and-independent-labels/?fref=704243 claiming all the labels, major or indie, are paid the same.
Am a bit baffled TBH. First they sent me an email telling me about the price restructuring, that it's going to be shown as money rather than credits, and I thought, 'ah, they're finally putting their prices up. I'll probably cancel'. Then it turns out they're going to honour my old contract, so I'll be able to download as many tracks, and I thought, 'well whats the whole point of that then??' The purpose is supposedly to get more labels on board, but I don't see why more artists would want their music there if I'm not paying any more.
I've decided to use up my credits and cancel anyway - I'm so fed up with my new purchases being dictated by what they have available. I'd rather buy fewer things and have more choice.