Get A Full Trek Music Album - For Free!By Christian
March 12, 2001 - 9:21 PM
Thanks to services such as Napster, the MP3 file format has been recognised as a format to obtain music tracks for free, albeit illegally and often of a questionable quality. Now, eMusic.com, which has been offering Star Trek soundtracks for sale as downloadable MP3s, just launched a new promotion to prove that digital music works - by giving away an entire album for free!
Starting today for one week, the company allows music fans to download any MP3 album (or up to 15 singles) from its web site, without any charge or commitment. eMusic initiated this promotion campaign in order to make fans aware that it is possible to legally buy digital music without having to use any cumbersome digital rights management technologies.
eMusic announced in mid-1999 that it had struck a deal with GNP Crescendo, the official publisher of the Star Trek soundtracks, to sell its music online. Besides the various pure Trek albums, this also meant eMusic could offer works such as the debut album of Tim Russ (Tuvok) and the various science fiction albums by Neil Norman and his Cosmic Orchestra.
Star Trek has been quite a successful property for the young digital music company. In 1999, the Star Trek soundtracks were at no.5 on eMusic's Download Top Ten, and in 2000 they expanded their Trek soundtrack collection with several more albums.
Thanks go out to Lysette van Erp for this!