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  • Thanks for the update - and keep us posted!   You've been a great friend to the jazz community for a long time, so, at least personally, I'm happy to wait and see where your next adventures lead you.  Congrats on the home, may you and your lawnmower…
  • The Bird is the Worm site has gone dormant for more than two months now (the last review post was on July 4, with the only other two posts since then being the monthly links to the Best of Bandcamp articles).   Hopefully that is just a temporary ref…
  • Brighternow said:   - No comments . . . Can't we PLEASE all pitch in and buy a copy so that it hits number 1 on the eMusic charts?   Now THAT would be a screenshot that could go viral rapidly... an eMusic chart with this album at …
  • Since eMusic sort of owns 7Digital now, I'm going to liberally apply the title of this forum to include bargains on 7Digital.    This double CD live jazz release from last month captures a concert from a Catania jazz festival in Sicily in 1992 set a…
  • Brighternow said: Just to say that Homer Flynn (The Residents) speaks about Emusic in this interview. Two notes of interest (at least to me...): 1) That interview took place in May 2016 (or at least was posted to YouTube then…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal August 8
  • ^^^   Like... a duck?  ;-)
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal August 6
  • I wonder if a similar letter went out to labels and artists: Dear Artist or Label Owner, We are making improvements to the way we get paid when someone purchases your music from the 7Digital download store.  From 14th August 2019 we will only make…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal August 6
  • Germanprof said: Summer Sale is now on - grab 30% off all titles today! Use code: summer30 then click apply editionrecords.bandcamp.com Offer ends at midnight on 8th August Beat me to it - thanks for posting!  Just saw that email fro…
  • greg said: I note that 7 Digital is a UK based company, away from the US Blockchain regulations, currently preventing US citizens from investing in the Blockchain. It is an "interesting" time to invest in a UK company with a no-deal Brexit pote…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal July 19
  • Well, it was just announced today that Mr. Koch and his investment group have effectively acquired 7Digital, with Koch now chairman of 7Dig and the eMusic CFO taking over the CFO role at 7DIG, too.  The previous 7Dig CEO and CFO, who just started th…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal July 18
  • jonahpwll said: The latest recs... https://daily.bandcamp.com/2019/07/11/best-bandcamp-jazz-june-2019/ And a fine list it is, particularly this month...
  • He has answered that question previously, albeit somewhat indirectly.   They are not going to pay their past due bills, and they are not going to rebuild the retail store.  Koch has claimed publicly on multiple occasions that labels are the enemy of…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal July 10
  • Germanprof said: That’s OK, this seems to sum up pretty well what is still on emusic :-) Yes, that really should become the new eMusic logo/avatar.
  • Yeah, I noticed Jazz Engine seems to aggregate some other labels, too.  Anyway, jazz is so sparse on eMusic now that anything good is welcome, which brings me to this odd find today (cross-posted below from my post in the eMusic Bargains thread...) …
  • OK, this one is truly bizarre...   (the situation, not the album).   Ropeadope, a jazz label that fled eMusic a couple years ago, has exactly one new release suddenly available on eMusic, and it is actually a 2019 release and only $4.99.   Some pret…
  • jonahpwll said: Yeah, both Hubro and Auand put up Bandcamp pages about a year ago, but only populated them with a handful of albums.  But both recently have escalated things dramatically, and now older albums are being added along with the newe…
  • greg said: Thanks for the Ed Palermo update Brighternow. In the past I would of course have downloaded this from eMusic, not any longer.... Ditto - thanks!   And yes, we used to get Ed on eMusic (still on 7DIG, though), but had missed…
  • This isn't quite an eMusic bargain, but it's a 7Digital bargain (and with 7DIG saying they may go into insolvency at the end of July, a bargain that may not be around much longer): This is the new (2018 season) double-CD from SF Jazz Collective…
  • I think the market shift is even more dramatic than simply a shift from CDs/downloads to streaming.   Bigger name artists and major labels are recognizing that selling $200 concert tickets is the way to compensate for the loss of revenue from sales …
  • A nice little chamber jazz release from Shifting Paradigm label showed up on eMusic (around release date, no less), and at a great value, too ($2.99, about 39 min of music).   It is also available on Bandcamp, but here's the eMusic link for the thre…
  • A good deal on some good jazz...  Although the email blast said the sale was for this past Monday only (Memorial Day in US), Shifting Paradigm still has 30% off all physical or digital albums at their Bandcamp site.  (Some of their back catalog is s…
  • In what surely is another of the seven signs of the apocalypse, an actual new jazz release on a credible (small) jazz label has appeared on eMusic on its actual release date: Interestingly, it does not show up on a search of the label or show …
  • Nice!  Where was this show?
    in Live jazz Comment by soulcoal May 24
  • Re: Blockchain - My understanding is that there are a few factors at play for eMusic.  First, they never got regulatory approval in the US to sell their tokens, so you don't even have the option to buy them here.    Second, for those in overseas mar…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal May 20
  • @soyabeanz, welcome, and well said!   I've always felt the "we're going to be a distributor now because we have a blockchain!" approach was a really bad business strategy.   For starters, we all know by now that eMusic has struggled to stay solven…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal May 18
  • Are these "emerging artists creating blockchain pages" the same ones making the "This is My Cousin's Music Video" posts over on the eMusic reddit forum?    That's about what I imagine will be the typical "artist" signing up for the blockchain...  ;-…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal May 17
  • The extraordinarily slim jazz and classical pickings on the carcass of the body formerly known as eMusic continue to diminish, but a couple recent eMusic releases of some note: Massimiliano Milesi - "Oofth"  (recommended by @jonahpwll in his la…
  • Doofy said: Just posted It appears that getting a reservation will not be a problem... ;-)
  • There is just not much to say these days.   No updates from eMusic, and, as noted by many here, there are still a handful of interesting things, but nothing to drive lots of traffic.   I've even noticed a slowdown in traffic/posts here, particularly…
  • All Edition Records music (digital or physical) on Bandcamp is 30% off right now to celebrate their 11th Anniversary.    Used to be on eMusic, but no longer, so a good chance to pick up some good jazz!    Code:  weare11