Largest DRM-free music download store eMusic launches in EU

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eMusic,
the 2nd most successful music download service after iTunes and the world’s
largest retailer of independent music has just launched to the European market,
making music…

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A lot of what come out of the big record labels is so profit baised that they probabaly stop the artists from trying something too radical in case the sales suffer (there are notable exceptions of course). Small independant labels go for what sounds good, rather than what marketing say the target demographic wants. Anyone who is not into what the major lables are releasing (or in other words, anyone over the age of 16 :stuck_out_tongue: ) should check it out, you never know what you’ll find. It would of been nice not to have a subscription as mandatory though.

A step in the right direction, to not have DRM-carrying songs–even if it doesn’t have major labels on board. Of course, with that limitation, I don’t know how much of a dent this will put in iTunes business, but it is an interesting development for Apple, who seems to not have too many truly creative ideas on how to maintain its market share in areas like this. They’ve recently been suffering at least creative setbacks and/or creative mental blocks, so between eMusic (if it lands some major labels without DRM), the Creative settlement and the soon-to-be-out MS Zune player, Apple could be in for a rough ride!