The pioneer in subscription music appears to be in retreat as tech giants show more interest in the business model.
That's good for up to 35 songs, which you can keep even if you decide not to continue your subscription.
Veteran online music retailer eMusic is gearing up for a major relaunch, starting with the addition of music from Universal Music Group, as well as a new pricing plan.
Online music retailer eMusic makes some dramatic design upgrades to their Web store and integrates complimenting services from YouTube, Flickr, and Wikipedia.
Some eMusic subscribers don't care that the company known for specializing in indie music has added catalog tracks from Sony, but they resent the price hike of more than 50 percent for some plans.
As part of its attempt to brand itself as the music store for grown-ups with good taste, eMusic will be offering Sony Music recordings that are at least two years old.
eMusic redesigns its service around recommendations in a bid to become more like your cool friend who knows all about the latest bands.
Microsoft has upgraded its Zune Pass music subscription service to include 10 free full song downloads per month, which users get to keep regardless of their continuing participation with the subscription.
David Pakman is leaving eMusic, a service that embraced open MP3s early on and has outlived most of its rivals.
Sometimes lost in the hubbub about new MP3 stores, eMusic has been selling DRM-free MP3s for years, and is about to get a facelift.