The chatter is hot and heavy again that #2 digital download site eMusic is very close to being sold. Speculation is flying hotter than ever before that a sale is virtualy complete and that Amazon is the purchaser. Some even have an announcement happening on Monday or Tuesday. Neither company responded to Hypebot's weekend inquiries for comment.
And according to a press invitation that Hyoebot saw on Sunday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is in London for a Monday morning announcement EMI head Eric Nicoli of an "exicting new digital offering" including a "special live performance" at EMI's Wright Street world headquarters. A webcast of the event begins at 8AM EST/1AM London time at http://www.emigroup.com
Is it it the much rumored availability of downloads from the Beatles? Or is it some kind of broader mp3 offering which EMI has been exploring for the last several months?