EMI Music enters into agreement with InMotion

Mumbai: Under an agreement between EMI Music and InMotion Entertainment, music fans can now buy and download music directly to portable devices at major US airports.

InMotion, the US airport-based electronics and entertainment retailer, will now make a selection of EMI Music’s key current and catalog albums and singles available for consumers to sample, purchase and download directly from its in-store PlayPoint Media Hotspot kiosks. Fans will be able to use PlayPoint’s touch screen stations to preview and buy full albums and tracks and transfer them directly to a range of portable music devices, including iPods, to enjoy on their flights.

Beginning this month, 45 InMotion retailers located at more than 20 major US airports, including New York’s JFK, Los Angeles International Airport, San Francisco International Airport, and those in Miami, Atlanta Chicago, Dallas and more will feature current titles from artists ranging from Coldplay and Katy Perry to Al Green and Lady Antebellum. A rotation of new and catalogue titles will be featured on an ongoing basis.

InMotion will make albums available for $11.99. Downloads will be available as DRM-free MP3s in high quality audio (256 kilobits per second).

"This is a great new opportunity for us to help connect the artists with fans," said InMotion Entertainment VP marketing and business development Eden Goldberg. "By offering a fueling station for their portable devices, consumers now have an easy way to discover and buy new music they can enjoy on their travels."