New This Month: Let eMusic Charts get you close to your fellow fans

With the latest update on eMusic, you can now see what’s trending. Stay in tune with your fellow eMusic fans.

Sometimes when you log into eMusic you know exactly how to spend your credits ― whether it’s the latest Dr. Dog or completing your Rockbeat Records collection. But what about those days when you’re up for something thrilling and new?

That’s what our latest update is all about.

eMusic Charts

eMusic Charts are now available on the Discover section of the app and from the main nav on the site. Charts are a quick guide to the albums currently trending on eMusic, showing the diversity of music and genres available in the eMusic catalog. Updated on a daily basis, it’s the best way to keep current on what’s new and fresh, especially on eMusic, where the music fans have some of the greatest taste around.

On the web, you can also view what’s Selling Now, a constant feed of sales as they come in your community. This is the best way to get a real-time view of what’s happening and a chance to find something fresh in the catalog. It’s not quite the record store thrill, but something close.  

Selling Now

Social Sharing

Tell your friends what you’re listening to! Finally, we’ve introduced a social feature that lets you quickly share artist and albums with contacts and others on social media, messaging apps, and more.

Make sure to upgrade to the latest version of your iPhone/Android eMusic app and tell us what you think!

New this month: Singles Tags and Artist Page enhancements

Outside of the normal bug fixes and general updates for better performance on our apps and website, we’ve also rolled out a handy set of search and filter enhancements that we’re excited for our members to try out. The new tools are designed so you can save a heap of time and get on with building up your music collection, while the discovery features will help make it easier to find more music by your favorite artists.  Don’t forget to update your app today so that you have access to:

New tags for singles
We’ve now tagged “singles” to help you better organize browsing and shopping, especially when you are looking at new releases or viewing an artist’s works.  You can find the tag in the bottom right corner as you can see on Laura Marling’s Wild Fire in the screenshot below.

Laura Marling

Filter by singles/full albums
For more targeted browsing, a filter for singles/full albums has been added that can be applied when browsing artist, albums or tracks.

Album Features* added to artist pages
Now on the eMusic store, when you go to any artist page you’ll find not just their current and past releases, but their whole body of work, including “Appears On” features with other artists — a great way to find more music from the artist, as well as new like-minded musicians.

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*Coming soon the artist page will also include full collaborations for 100% view of the artists body of work. Stay tuned!

To make sure you get all these great features, don’t forget to upgrade to the latest version of your iPhone/Android eMusic app.

Product Update: Ratings and Reviews

We’re pleased to bring back ratings and reviews for albums – a popular community feature that can help our members continue to discover and enjoy music in their favorite genres or in new genres yet undiscovered.

We’ve added thousands of previously available reviews by our own editors on music from artists you’ve been listening to across our entire catalog, as well as previous ratings by the community.  We’d love to now engage our members to participate in rating recent releases and music they’ve been enjoying in the past months.

One new improvement we’ve made on our previous ratings system is to allow members to provide an opinion on both purchased AND uploaded music, so long as the music uploaded is available within the eMusic catalog.

It’s OK to just rate an album without leaving a review, but more members agree that a short (or long) review is helpful to provide more insight and context to a rating, so if you have the time…more is more!.

Stay tuned… in the coming weeks we’ll be introducing the capability of filtering browse results by ratings and many more requested player and app features.

Top of 2018: Domino Records Features

2018 is off to a strong start thanks to a few key releases to welcome the year. We’d like to feature a few titles from Domino Records. Their track record spans releases from the Arctic Monkeys, Dirty Projectors, The Notwist and more.

Let’s take a look at a snapshot of 2018’s recent releases:

Porches – The House
This is the third studio album by Porches, a project led by New-York’s Aaron Maine. Musically, The House falls inbetween darkwave and dance-pop. Some tracks (“Leave the House”, “Find Me” & “Ono”) are a throwback to Pool (2016), echoing its danceable beat. Maine stated the lyrics featured in The House are based on journal entries and that most songs were recorded the day they were written.

Hookworms – Microshift
The title ‘Microshift’, named somewhat ironically, depicts the differences in style between this release and Hookworms’ previous two albums. They manage to retain their true sound yet continue to push beyond their limits as a band.

Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending
Franz Ferdinand’s Always Ascending is the band’s fifth album and a first for the new line up featuring musicians Dino Bardot (guitar) and Julian Corrie (keyboards, synth and guitar). Lead singer Alex Kapranos said he wants to “make dance music but play it as a raw band”. This album hits that mark. Franz Ferdinand exhibit new style and sound, and thus triumphantly prove that they are more than capable to growing and evolving while staying true and original.