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  • Some new Matthew Shipp on ESP Disk' at eMusic: https://www.emusic.com/album/196940162/Matthew-Shipp-Trio/Signature
  • Well, they have to run out of money at some point.  I think they are hanging on by a thread in hopes that the magic pile of beans that is their ICO/reverse ICO push will suddenly appear and save them.   But "save them" would mean their new blockchai…
  • My view is that 2018 is the year eMusic died.    They have been in decline since TriPlay bought the company (well, let's say an accelerated decline following that acquisition), but last year was the year they officially seemed to give up on their co…
  • eMusic in the news for all the wrong reasons... From Digital Music News, in an article about crypto scams involving rap artists, for which eMusic is mentioned towards the end of the article: Last March, a federal grand jury in New York ind…
  • On the positive side, RareNoiseRecords just posted to an earlier thread on the eMu subreddit forum saying they are still alive and well and weren't sure why some late 2018 releases never showed up.   After some investigation, they seem to have found…
  • Brighternow said: TUM Records Wadada Leo Smith, Billy Bang, John Tchicai etc . . . In ex-US only.  :-(    
  • kargatron said: I'd forgotten or didn't know that the Polish jazz label For Tune was still available. Lots of Polish artists, but also a good handful of prominent international avant-garde-jazz stars on tour there. The label is still …
  • What's not to like here?  Great modern jazz tunes and arrangements.   Myra Melford on piano.  Ben Goldberg on clarinet.  Kirk Knuffke on trumpet/cornet. Jenny Scheinman on violin. And a rhythm section of Allison Miller and Todd Sickafoose.    Releas…
  • More new jazz at eMusic today...  in this case, the release from Binker Golding (of Binker & Moses fame) and Elliot Galvin: Ex Nihilo
  • Three of the albums recommended in the latest "Best of Jazz on Bandcamp" column by @jonahpwll are, amazingly, available on eMusic.   Here is his post: https://daily.bandcamp.com/2019/01/30/best-bandcamp-jazz-january-2019/ And here are the three…
  • A bit of a shocker given the state of things, but the new Jamie Saft is not only available on eMusic, but showed up on/near its release date (Jan 25) and is priced at $4.99 in US (probably similar ex-US with per-track pricing). https://www.e…
  • Great list, as always @jonahpwll .  I particularly like that you focus on some off-the-beaten-track artists that don't get the attention they deserve.    And I always enjoy the discussion around the NPR "mother of all polls (who also tips other poll…
  • Some interesting jazz coming down the pike, including the "debut"  from Phronesis drummer, Anton Eger... Jamie Saft - Steve Swallow - Bobby Previte - "You Don't Know the Life" (Jan 25) Jeff Ballard - "Fairgrounds" (Jan 25) …
  • Maybe labels and artists aren't the only ones not getting paid... maybe they stopped paying to back-up their cloud storage.  ;-)    (Seriously, it makes no sense that they would say "there's nothing we can do about it").   If they are offering cloud…
  • Welcome, @HelloCthulhu !    Emusic woes aside (and, yes, they do still get discussed here, mainly in this thread, blissfully free of the eMusic thought police), I've found emusers to be a great community for finding new music, discussing music, etc.…
  • @djh I would contact customer support if music you purchased in the past few years is missing from your "My Music" catalogue.    They have acknowledged that purchases made many years ago under different ownership (e.g. before the whole TriPlay "MyMu…
  • Yeah, there is an active thread about it on their subreddit.   eOstrich keeps putting its head in the sand and pretending they have no control over the labels leaving, despite the fact that the labels are leaving solely because eMusic is literally s…
  • Not sure how long this sale lasts, but Whirlwind is having what they call a "Rebranding Sale" on virtually their entire catalogue on Bandcamp.    Walter Smith III's last two releases - Twio and In Common (both from the past year or so), are each $5,…
  • I don't think you're completely wrong (in fact, mostly spot on), but I would add the following: First, I think the whole blockchain/token thing was/is simply a means to an end.  They seem to have run out of money (based on all their alleged unpa…
  • Take off, eh?  An interesting Canadian take from the Ottawa Citizen on best Canadian-related jazz of 2018: https://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/jazzblog/a-long-list-of-2018s-best-canadian-jazz
  • Nate Chinen via NPR: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/20/677908282/nate-chinens-favorite-albums-of-2018
  • Musicweb International has posted their annual list of best classical recordings.  The link takes you to a page of further links.  Click "2018" and it will display (or download) a PDF file with their extensive list from all their primary contributor…
  • @Doofy, I think there are end of year lists, even for lesser-selling genres, simply because people like making them and people like reading them.   I know I use it as a "discovery" tool, but also am interested what others think about music with whic…
  • Great and diverse list - thanks for posting it here!
  • Our good friend @jonahpwll may not be posting his Bird is the Worm list until the new year (as he mentioned on his site), but his Bandcamp-specific list (which is still quite wide ranging, stylistically) is now up at Bandcamp and well worth reading:…
  • Another jazz-related label bites the dust...   OK, technically I don't think there are enough real labels left at eMusic to refer to any losses as a "cull", but I noticed that Brownswood Recordings disappeared this week in the US (except for …
  • On the jazz front, and "out of nowhere" eMusic surprise on AUM Fidelity label... This is not new release (nearly a decade old, in fact) but it just showed up on eMusic this week, and was the first in a series of pretty interesting related-theme …
  • Royal Potato Family sale...
  • They are no longer on eMusic, but they have a sale...  (Not so sure it is such an amazing deal, and doesn't look like it applies to digital downloads.  Might be a good discount on vinyl, but if 30% off = $12.50 for a CD, that mainly means their list…
  • ^^^ The Bancamp list is always an interesting one. Fred Kaplan of Slate has also put forth his favorite jazz albums of 2018: Best Jazz Albums of 2018 (Slate) And the 'Fork has its top 50 albums of 2018 up now: The 50 Best Albums of 2018 (P…