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  • Well, I didn't say 100% crap, just 98%. :-)  And I agree that this site (and particularly the "Still on eMusic" forum you started) have been very helpful.   It's just tough to even ponder what "back to normal" could mean going forward for eMusic.  I…
  • PaulR said: Looks as if things are back to normal, whatever that is. "Normal" meaning a catalogue full of 98% vapid crap and very little meaningful content?  ;-)
  • Doofy said: @soulcoal A Spotify search for chill sexy relaxing jazz lounge, or any combination of those terms, makes it abundantly clear what the market for those softcore jazz comps is. Eg: https://open.spotify.com/search/albums/chill jazz lou…
  • Lara's response is a slightly more eloquent version of what Sam used to regularly post - e.g.  "we're working on it", "it's a priority", "distributor *** will be back next month", etc. Until you see a tweet (and eMusic is nothing if not a prolific …
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal April 11
  • I'm pretty sure that response from Kenny (their standard "next month will be the turning point when content will return" message) has an unfortunate correlation to an assumption that their long-delayed ICO process will finally fund in the next few w…
  • kargatron said: Some quick hit (jazz) labels still there to use up credits: https://www.emusic.com/label/129116/songlines https://www.emusic.com/label/125769/ESP-Disk https://www.emusic.com/label/5355/Unheard-Music-Series--Atavistic https://www…
  • Doofy said: Good lord, these fake jazz comps...They're not even trying anymore   I suspect these come from the 7Digital side of the house, as 7DIG gets most of their (paltry) revenue from Muzak-like B2B services.    So there is some…
  • PaulR said: I notice that Naxos of America are the distributor for ACT in USA. So, would guess that ACT is only still there as it was over looked when Naxos of America pulled all the content they distribute. Yes, that differentiatio…
  • greg said: Still some excellent jazz available on the Marsalis label - including Miguel Zenon - see here  Not any more...   Ironically, I saw your link the other day and grabbed a couple back catalogue Zenon releases.   But today the …
  • jonahpwll said: Well, sure, you expect THOSE threads... or any music thread... to be much longer.  It's just this one has a title that makes it seem like everything will soon be over.  Instead... here we are. Yeah, I really think the…
  • Brighternow said: This one ? Yep, that was one of them.    eMusic can't deliver any music of interest anymore, and they are stealing from the very artists they proclaim to be championing, but HEY, they can sign up advisors who have s…
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal March 5
  • Yeah, dozens more labels gone as of yesterday - looks perhaps like the remainder of the Believe distribution catalogue (based on anecdotal evidence that RareNoise is among those gone and just posted in the reddit forum a couple weeks ago mentioning …
    in Emusic Beta Comment by soulcoal March 5
  • Some crossover, classically-tinged orchestral jazz from a perhaps under-appreciated UK composer, Mike Westbrook, who had a nice recent write-up in the Guardian: https://www.emusic.com/album/154168042/Mike-Westbrook-Orchestra/The-Cortge-Rem…
  • 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…