New York – Digital music service eMusic has signed a deal to
license major record label Universal Music Group’s catalog for sale on its
service, which will now count 10 million tracks. The company also announced
that it is doing away with its credits-based subscription model, and will now
instead use dollar-and-cents pricing for its subscription tiers. The company
said its prices are 20%-50% lower than iTunes, with albums priced at
$5.19-$8.99 and single tracks ranging from $0.49-$0.89.