Saturday, March 25, 2006

emusic

I've never used emusic but I love their commercials. Just great, great stuff. Nice combination of images and music.

I've only seen them on Fox Soccer Channel. So, I don't know how much attention they are getting. However, if you haven't seen them, you can watch them on emusic's site.

There's two of them and while I prefer the one titled "They Don't" more (no voice-over and it uses The New Pornographers' "The Bleeding Heart Show"), they are both worth watching.

10 comments:

chad said...

Hey Brian,

I signed up for emusic. The selection is so-so for my tastes, BUT for most albums available on iTunes, it is a better deal. We'll see how long I subscribe.

Anonymous said...

I've been a member since January and I keep finding stuff to overfill my quota. I guess it depends on what kind of music you are looking for. For me, it saves perhaps $20-$30 a month that I used to "risk" on new indie music that I might or might not like. Plus the 50 free mp3s deal is a nice way to start a relationship. XXX, KHMatthew

Flatlander said...

chad, what areas is it lacking. Our tastes are similar, so I'm curious where you are finding weak spots.

Matthew, will the new Kamikaze Hearts album be on it?

Anonymous said...

RE: KH on emusic -- All signs point to "yes"! xxx, KHM

casey said...

Way better deal than iTunes, but they do take forever to get indie albums that should be no-brainers for them.

chad said...

I guess I had these hopes of finding drag city stuff on there. That's pretty much my disappointment. But I'm looking through it now, and I think it is going to be worth the money.

AND they have the Art Brut show I went to on there. I can hear myself yelling stuff. Awesome.

Flatlander said...

With emusic, do you own the song like on iTunes or do you rent it like on Napster & Rhapsody? Can you share the song with others and add it to your iTunes library?

chad said...

Yeah, you own them. I download them to a folder and from there I import them to iTunes.

Anonymous said...

you agree to not share them but there is nothing stopping you from doing so. they just added the kranky catalog (low, godspeed you black emporer, labradford, etc) which was a nice coup. hopefully drag city will get up there one day. i was surprised to find gillian welch, not realizing that acony records is an indie. nice.

Anonymous said...

With emusic you own the song in a truer sense than an iTunes purchase (I still refuse to buy anything from iTunes). You get a non-DRM file that you can do whatever pleases you with - convert it, burn it however many times you care to, share it (although you do agree not to when signing up, there is nothing in the file to prevent you) play it on a thousand different computers, etc.