Beggars Group On Why They Left eMusic
In an official statement, UK based indie power house Beggars Group, which includes the popular Matador and 4AD labels, explained why, like several other indie labels, it's leaving eMusic on the eve of the subscription service's addition of tracks from UMG and major relaunch:
"As those of you who buy our music from eMusic will know by now, our music will very shortly no longer be available from that site.
We wish this hadn’t happened, but as eMusic has brought major labels on board, they have changed the terms on which they deal with labels in certain ways, some of which we have found impossible to accept, in our own interests, those of our artists, and ultimately those of their fans.
We have loved eMusic, and the support it has given to our music, but it was the dedicated home for independent music and is, in our view, not that any more.
You will continue to find our music on many other great sites and stores, we encourage you to visit them, or ask us where."