– Indie digital retailer eMusic announced they surpassed the 200 million download mark. Emusic, which was founded in November of 2003, said the number is comprised of downloads sold in the US and in Europe, where eMusic has been available in all 27 E.U. nations since September 2006. The 200 millionth track downloaded was “Fiery Crash” from Andrew Bird’s Armchair Apocrypha (Fat Possum Records).
– The Fader Media Network will now handle advertising sales and sponsor development for online music network RCRD LBL, which offers free, sponsor-supported MP3s from established and emerging artists. RCRD LBL launched in November 2007 with PUMA, Virgin America and Nikon Inc. among the inaugural sponsors.