eMusic Goes to Canada


eMusic, the venerable digital subscription service that’s been making a little noise lately about its chief competitor, just announced its launch in Canada.

As Macworld reports, eMusic claims to be the largest retailer of independent music in the world, with more than 33,000 independent labels and more than 3.5 million tracks covering everything from classical to jazz, rock, pop, hip-hop, blues, country and more. It also uses no digital rights management (DRM) encryption for its tracks, making the service hugely desirable for anyone who wants to use their cell phones or brand-agnostic portable MP3 players to buy and listen to music.

The report said that Canadian service to eMusic is priced at CDN$11.99 per month for the Basic rate (30 downloads), $17.99 for the Plus package (50 downloads) and $23.99 for Premium ($23.99). Meanwhile, audio books are priced at CDN$11.99 for one or $22.99 for two.