eMusic Reels In Another Major Label With Warner Music Deal
January 12, 2010 at 08:59 AM EST
Digital music company eMusic is rumored to be up for sale , according to various reports, but that hasn't stopped it from signing licensing deals with big music. This morning, eMusic announced that it come to an agreement with Warner Music Group and that it will soon begin selling tracks from WMG's roster of artists to its U.S. users. eMusic last year inked a similar deal with Sony Music Entertainment. The agreement includes titles from WMG's Atlantic Records, Rhino Records and Warner Bros. Records as well as from independent labels distributed through WMG's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) stable that are not currently sold on eMusic. The deal will make 10,000 catalog albums from artists like REM, Depeche Mode and Aretha Franklin available for downloading, but does not include newer hit records.