eMusic Payment Problems Continue, More Labels Exit
More labels and distributors are pulling and keeping their music off the eMusic download store over late or non-payments. In July, we reported that Sony owned indie distributor The Orchard informed its labels that it was pulling all music down because they had "failed to receive payments."
Music distributed by The Orchard is still not available on eMusic, a source tells Hypebot and other labels, and many other distributors and labels are doing the same. Executives at multiple distributors spoke off the record to Hypebot, confirming that they too were not feeding trackas to eMusic. Most had pulled or were in the process of pulling their catalogs off the download store.
An informal survey of the site showed that music from Sony and the other major labels was also unavailablel.
We've reached out to eMusic for comment.