eMusic has finally launched its streaming music service titled "eMusic Radio," with 39 channels for you to listen to and discover new music. With eMusic Radio stations with titles that include "All Things Electronic," "The Indie Rock Deli: Eating the Beats Radio," "Gimme Indie Rock!" and "This is pop?: Post-Punk," there looks to be a lot of diversity.
We first reported that something like eMusic Radio would launch as a streaming service back in January of 2010, after eMusic had worked out deals with the labels. It seems to have taken a long time, but it looks like a launch is imminent.
Glenn Peoples at Billboard found eMusic Radio last week and took the beta for a spin, saying "eMusic Radio takes advantage of a new Flash-based, inline music player that runs across the bottom of the eMusic web page. The music player allows eMusic Radio listeners to continue listening to stations - or song samples - while they navigate to other eMusic web pages. Radio stations will not stream if the browser or mobile device does not have Flash."
A recent press release said that eMusic was looking to "give members the ability to access all of their music no matter where they are," a sign that eMusic was also making the move towards a cloud-based model of music experience. The release said that they'll launch the service as a beta site sometime over the next year, by invite to its customers.
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