San Antonio, TX (August 3, 2007)–AT&T Inc. has announced the launch of an over-the-air music download service with eMusic. The eMusic over-the-air (OTA) service will give AT&T’s customers the ability to preview and purchase music via their wireless devices from a catalog of 2.7 million songs, in what is likely the nation’s largest wireless music catalog.
AT&T customers can subscribe to download five tracks a month for $7.49, and additional packages of five songs are available for the same price whenever desired. When a customer purchases a song from a wireless handset, a DRM-free track is delivered to the phone while a second version is delivered to the user’s home computer for use in his or her larger music library or with any music player supporting the MP3 format. The service allows for the preview of tracks before purchase.
“eMusic Mobile will expand the audience for mobile music beyond the youth market by offering an alternative to the mainstream pop hits that have so far dominated over-the-air music,” said David Pakman, eMusic president and CEO. “AT&T is a terrific partner for this service, and we look forward to offering AT&T’s more than 63.7 million subscribers access to a rich catalogue that ranges from legends like Paul McCartney and Miles Davis to new independent stars such as Spoon and Arcade Fire.”
eMusic Mobile will be initially available on devices such as the Samsung a717, a727, new versions of the Samsung SYNC and the Nokia N75. Users will be able to access the eMusic wireless store by clicking on the music note key, choosing the Shop Music option and then selecting eMusic.