eMusic, is the first major music service to embrace blockchain to build a decentralized music distribution and royalty management system to ensure that artists and service providers get a fair share of revenue. A champion of independent artists and labels since 1998, eMusic's mission is to correct an imbalanced music industry by building a fair, simple and trans-parent music distribution platform for artists and service providers.
Our mission is to bring to life eMusic’s values of fair pay and rewards for fans, artists, and music services by rebuilding the fundamental music distribution infrastructure. We aim to create and promote balance, transparency and efficiency:
1) An enhanced eMusic experience with complementary features enabled by Blockchain efficiencies: more music, more features, and better pricing for the music they love
2) A fully transparent music publishing system that can be used by any producer or creator of music - from unencumbered individual artists right up to major labels with 1,000s of artists on their roster.
3) A frictionless method for music retailers and streaming services to enter into direct, profitable agreements with existing content providers.
4) A set of tools for managing music royalties and rights holders that provides instant access to funds and the flexibility to redistribute rights.
5) Seamless integration of a re-shaped music industry that requires no change to listening habits for music fans, whether they stream their music or download it to own.
Since 1998, eMusic has been a cornerstone of indie-focused music discovery and digital downloads, serving 47 million music fans in countries around the world
and building tens of thousands of indie label relationships. As a champion of independent artists and the fans that love them, we’ve been a part of personal music journeys for millions of members across the world, expanding access and reach through a combination of unexpected discovery, connections to relevant artists and affordable prices.
1998 eMusic, the very first mp3 download site begins selling downloads by subscription in 1998, 5 years before iTunes.
2006 Hits 100 Million MP3 downloads.
2008 Hits 250 million mp3 downloads, second only to iTunes.
2009 Begins to carry major-label content.
2014 Exits mainstream music business and returns to roots as an indie outlet.
2015 Launches cloud-enabled download storage and management system.
2016 Expands audio entertainment base with dedicated app for audiobooks (eStories).
2017 Rebrand, Redesign and Relaunch with all-new updated apps.