Get to know eMusic

eMusic is the No1 Indie music store (with Linux support too). They have 2 million DRM-free songs to choose from Indie groups. You pay $10 each month and that buys you 25 songs, at high quality. I was very enthusiastic about it, as it’s a very nice alternative, but I feel that the site is not maintained as much as it should have. Problems include:

1. No song charts! Hell, this is the first thing the consumer is looking for, especially because most of the artists there are unknowns!
2. The splash screen of the site gets you directly to the “sign up” page instead of the main site to explain the available plans or to show off the charts. In fact, there is not even a page to show the plans at all before you sign up!!! This is like trying to sell “a graphics card” to someone without giving him any other information about the make, capabilities, VRAM etc.
3. I would also like an additional “pay as you go” plan, even if the song price might have to go to $0.49 instead of the current $0.33 per song.
4. Song preview sucks, you have to download an .m3u each time. They could have hept that for users without Flash, but also add a mini Flash player too. This is one of the very visible signs that eMusic is almost… abandoned.
4. Some broken URLs throughout the site.

Nevertheless, it’s still the best there is and so, why don’t you have a look. They recently gave away 40 songs of their “Independent Music Awards Winners 2007″ list. Go download them, legally, no registration required! Good Rock music.

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