November 15, 2011, 10:11 AM

eMusic Launches First iPad Application, eMusic Scenes

Today eMusic is announcing eMusic Scenes, a free iPad application that gives music fans a new way to experience the stories of music styles through time.

NEW YORK--Today eMusic is announcing eMusic Scenes, a free iPad application that gives music fans a new way to experience the stories of music styles through time. eMusic Scenes was created to showcase the indefinable chemistry when music, artists, places and time come together to define a movement.

“eMusic Scenes epitomizes the eMusic brand and is just one of many exciting music discovery experiences that we’re bringing to members.”

The app is a visual, audio and editorial experience that includes original in-depth articles, stunning artist imagery, videos, song samples and corresponding eMusic Radio programs. Upon downloading the app, users can completely immerse themselves in a music scene by reading about how it became a music hotbed for performers, listening to the talent that sprang up there and discovering why, in some cases, the scene faded away.

At launch, eMusic Scenes features the stories of 18 notable musical scenes, including Detroit Soul, Greenwich Village Folk and Berlin Techno. eMusic Scenes is curated by eMusic’s editors with contributions from leading music writers.

eMusic members can comment on scenes, suggest new additions and save featured albums to their member ‘Save for Later’ list, so that they can download and own the music they discover.

“This is a unique way to feel the energy and vibe of a music scene through listening, reading, watching and commenting. For more recent scenes, we encourage people to comment and share their experiences, essentially making this app a music time capsule,” said Richard Caccappolo, eMusic CTO. “eMusic Scenes epitomizes the eMusic brand and is just one of many exciting music discovery experiences that we’re bringing to members.”

eMusic Scenes was created through a partnership with discovery app experts, Hunted Media, who are the creators of the popular indie site We Are Hunted. Leveraging their technology and design expertise, eMusic was able to create a simple and beautiful user experience for this unique iPad app.

“We’re excited to help bring eMusic Scenes to life. By working with eMusic, we can take our app design capabilities to the next level – going beyond a music discovery experience to one that facilitates music collection,” said Richard Slatter, General Manger of Hunted Media.

Key Features

Notable features for eMusic Scenes include:

Original, in-depth articles on each scene

Interrelated videos and compelling artist imagery

eMusic Radio (beta) programs for each scene

Commenting features; ability to add to the story

eMusic Members and Guest Members can save featured albums for later

Registration is free

eMusic Scenes

Famous scenes included in the app at launch are as follows:

 

1. Los Angeles The Smell, 2000 – 2010

 

2. Berlin Techno, 2000 – 2010

3. Atlanta Hip-Hop, 1990 – 2010

4. Bay Area Hyphy, 1995 – 2010

 

5. Amsterdam Avant-Garde, 1980 – 2010

 

6. Athens College Rock, 1980 – 2000

 

7. Minneapolis Rock and Roll, 1980 – 1995

8. New York Art, 1970 – 1985

 

9. London Pub Rock, 1970 – 1975

 

10. The San Francisco Love, 1960 – 1965

 

11. Greenwich Village Folk, 1960 – 1965

12. Detroit Soul, 1960 – 1975

 

13. New Orleans Funk, 1960 –1975

14. Brazilian Pop, 1950 – 2010

15. Italian Opera, 1945 – 2010

 

16. Memphis Gospel, 1945 – 1970

17. Chicago Blues, 1945 – 1965

 

18. NYC Beebop, 1945 – 1955

Users can download the iPad app from the Apple Store starting today: http://emu.sc/ScenesiPadApp.

About eMusic

eMusic is a discovery-and-download destination for music collectors. eMusic Members sign up for a monthly subscription that allows them to discover, download and own music. In addition to providing recommendations, eMusic’s editorial team publishes original artist interviews, album reviews, and curated streaming radio programming. eMusic also sells downloadable audio books from all major audio book publishers. Headquartered in New York with an office in London, eMusic is available in the U.S., Canada, the E.U., Norway and Switzerland. eMusic.com Inc. is owned by Dimensional Associates, Inc., the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.eMusic.com.

NOTE: eMusic and the eMusic logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of eMusic.com Inc. in the U.S. and other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Hunted Media

Hunted Media is a web and mobile production company based in Brisbane, Australia. We build software for some of the world’s leading entertainment and finance companies, including Spotify, eMusic, MySpace, Vodafone, Macquarie Bank and Condé Nast. Hunted Media operates several large consumer websites including the popular indie music site We Are Hunted, and Australia’s leading finance news site Wotnews, serving over a million customers a month. We believe we are the best web development team in Australia, and one of the best music app developers in the world. We love creating new user experiences that simply and beautify our lives. For more information, visit http://huntedmedia.com/.

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Contacts

eMusic

Tiffany Guarnaccia, 212-201-9240

PR@eMusic.com

Twitter @eMusic

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