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eMusic becomes once again an indie MP3 subscription service

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The dream of the 90s is alive at eMusic: The music subscription pioneer is going back to its roots and severing its ties with all three major labels to only offer indie music for download, according to a New York Times report. eMusic launched as an unlimited MP3 download service for indie music back in 1998, but eventually replaced its all-you-can-eat plan with a variety of tiers and added music from major labels in 2009. eMusic currently offers plans starting at $12 for 24 MP3s a month, which sounded like a great deal until… Spotify.