Rolling Stones Roll Into eMusic; Abkco Deal Quietly Emerges

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The Rolling Stones have now landed on eMusic, part of a quiet deal emerging Thursday.

eMusic subscribers now have access to the entire Rolling Stones catalog spanning 1964-1970, available as MP3s.  That includes famous albums Let It Bleed, Beggars Banquet, and Aftermath, as well as indelible classics like “Paint It, Black,” “Satisfaction,” “Jumpin’ Jack Flash,” and a laundry list of others.

The twenty-five album collection includes some of the earliest releases by the group, as well as various compilation albums.  That may sound rather non-independent, though eMusic now has broader, DRM-free catalog options.  Also tied into the deal are a number of other Abkco artists, including Marianne Faithfull, Sam Cooke, Herman’s Hermits and The Animals, according to an eMusic source.