The service is based around an ownership model with downloads exclusively from indie labels and cloud-based storage.
eMusic, one of the Internet's original music services, is today relaunching under a vastly different model than other contemporary services. The "fully overhauled and upgraded" eMusic is based around a music ownership model rather than an access streaming model and offers users free and discounted downloads, cloud-based storage, universal access on any device and a catalog of 32 million titles exclusively from independent labels.
“The all-new eMusic appeals to passionate, knowledgeable music fans who are driven by discovery and take great pride in their music collections,” said Tamir Koch, CEO of TriPlay, the cloud-based company that purchased eMusic in Oct. 2015, in a statement. “eMusic members have spent countless hours growing and curating their private music libraries and see value in the power of their personal cloud through eMusic."
The pricing tiers for the new service range from free, which offers users unlimited cloud storage and access to one's own music collection (as well as photos, audio books and videos) and a free daily music download from emerging artists; to paid plans which range from $3.99 per month and includes unlimited access to songs at up to 55 percent off retail for downloads, and go all the way up to $29.99 per month "for the music connoisseur."