eMusic Snares Sony's 'Classic' Catalog
June 1, 2009 at 2:49 PM (PT)
eMUSIC has pacted with SONY MUSIC to sell the label's "classic" catalog at an unspecified date a "few months" down the road. SONY's "classic" catalog consists recordings that are at least two years past their release date.
According to CNET.COM, eMUSIC has been trying to branding itself as the "Internet's corner music store" for the sophisticated, music-savvy consumer -- and not for the mainstream teen who wants party music by KATY PERRY or the JONAS BROTHERS. "The site, geared to adults over the age of 25, will contextualize albums and songs from SONY MUSIC's renowned artists," a press release explains, "drawing meaningful connections between 'major' and 'indie' artists, and featuring in-depth discographies and collections built around genres and themes."
"We welcome the opportunity to expand the reach of SONY MUSIC catalog artists online to include eMUSIC's large and passionate subscriber base," SONY MUSIC Pres./Global Digital Business, U.S. Sales and Corporate Strategy THOMAS HESSE said. "We look forward to working with them to promote discovery and sales of all the great music available from SONY MUSIC's recent past and legendary history,"