I checked out eMusic several years ago when they had a deal going with They Might Be Giants, called TMBG Unlimited. (Waaay before Coverville) After a year or two, I let my account lapse, and forgot to renew it.
Well, recently, there have been a few cover CDs I’ve been looking for that I haven’t been able to find on iTunes, and I was in too much of a hurry to wait for a shipment from Amazon. So I decided to take another look at eMusic. They’ve improved their interface since the last time I checked them out, and quite a few covers I was having a hard time finding are available on their site. Their files download as standard MP3s, and you don’t lose your tracks if you close your subscription (my two biggest complaints about some of the other music downloading services).
Not only have I restarted my account with them, I’ve signed up as an affiliate, so I can offer you, the Coverville listener, 25 free downloads. I won’t lie to you and tell you that I’m not getting a kick-back if you sign up through my link, but I will tell you that I’d recommend checking them out even if I wasn’t getting anything in return. In addition, I’ll link to some albums that I’ve gotten from them recently (mostly Cover CDs, of course!) so you can have some suggestions for those 25 free downloads.
Trash Pour 4 – Recycle Vol. 1 (I played their loungy “I Touch Myself” on Ep 223)
SKAndalous All-Stars (SKA versions of popular tunes – putting together an all-SKA Coverville soon!)
Those Darn Accordions! (Accordion version of popular tunes!)
Brad Roberts – Crash Test Dude (former vocalist of Crash Test Dummies. Lots of excellent covers on this disc, including “Oops! I Did It Again”, which you’ve heard on Coverville)