Domino Records has signed back on to have their music sold and streamed on eMusic in the United States.
The label, whose artists include Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand, joined up with eMusic back in 2008 and enjoyed the support of the indie music community that eMusic catered to, but, along with Merge and Beggars Group, pulled their titles in 2010 after the service inked deals with major labels.
At the time, both Beggars Group and Merge released statements indicating that the arrivals of the majors caused a shift in the terms eMusic offered to their labels, insinuating that the retailer had lost focus and was no longer a hub for independent labels to sell their music. eMusic, for its part, released a separate statement that explained that they had done everything possible to keep the trio of defectors, but that negotiations were complex and they hoped the labels would be back soon.
Now Domino is back on board, and eMusic CEO Adam Klein told Music Week that he expects both Merge and Beggars to sign up again, too.
"We're excited to have Domino as a US label partner. Domino has performed consistently well on eMusic over the past few weeks," said Klein in a statement to Billboard.biz. "Their artists, Real Estate, The Kills, and Laura Marling, are all artists that our members love."
Domino, following the precedent they set upon leaving eMusic, declined to comment on their return.