Digital music subscription service eMusic has boosted the amount of Latin and Spanish-language music it can play in the European territories where it operates, thanks to an accord announced by Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE.

In continental Europe, the eMusic service will now offer the Latin and Spanish-language catalogs administered by SGAE through its accords signed with Sony ATV, EMI Publishing, Peer Music, and other Latin American authors' collecting societies. The catalogs include works by Latin and Spanish artists such as Caetano Veloso, Juan Luis Guerra, Ricardo Arjona, Alejandro Sanz and Joaquín Sabina.

SGAE's Latin repertoire will add to eMusic's catalog of more than 4.5 million songs available in 29 countries. SGAE said that its chief motive in the deal with eMusic was the rights protection of its 93,000 members in the digital field.

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