It's clear to me now that Emusic.com hates me. I've been a subscriber there since maybe 2008 or 2009 and just a few days ago I didn't just suspend my account, I cancelled it. Why? Because they hate me.
At the end of September, I put a temporary hold on my account because at the time I was working fewer hours than before and just didn't want to spend that $20 if I didn't have to. When my subscription renewed a few days ago and it was time to check my saved list to see what albums I wanted to get this month, I noticed that, of my previously four pages of saved albums, only about a page and a half of them were showing. I was confused, obviously, until I saw a notice from Emusic at the top of the page. And then I was even more confused.
Apparently, the original mission statement of Emusic.com was to bring the best independent music to the masses. A few years ago they got into mainstream music as well. But now I guess they decided they wanted to leave the band and go acoustic, and they dropped all of their mainstream titles and artists. You won't find a Prince album on there now, nor a David Bowie. Nor any of the other 2 1/2 pages of artists and albums I had saved and was going to buy with real actual money in due time. Now they're gone. And the only albums left in my saved list weren't enough to make me stick around. Those were impulse adds, stuff I would eventually get to as I worked my way through the list. But they certainly weren't the albums I was eager every month to get the next one.
Emusic has a daily free download, and I've found a lot of excellent music that I then dug into through those daily free songs, like Amanda Blank and AWOL-ONE. Excellent stuff, and I got it through the daily downloads. Why couldn't they just keep doing that, and still leave the option to customers who wanted the mainstream stuff as well. I mean, either way, we're spending money to subscribe to their sites, so WHAT THE FK, MAN!?!?!?!?!
I don't know whose brilliant idea this was, but I'm out. I'm not sticking around there for a handful of indie albums and not even the CHOICE to stock up on some old Talking Heads or Blondie albums. Fk it, I'll just get them from Amazon if I want them. Good going, Emusic. Awesome move. And by awesome, I mean plain dumb.