eMusic had a record Christmas, with nearly half a million of its DRM-free tracks downloaded on Christmas Day, surpassing its own forecasts by 100 per cent.

eMusic also confirmed a major increase in its subscriber base, with over 400,000 customers now registered for the subscription-based service. That's 50,000 new customers since November 2007.

"We had the most explosive 25 and 26 December in eMusic history, doubling our projections and blowing away our numbers," said company CEO, David Pakman.

The company has sold over 177 million tracks and 50,000 audiobooks so far. It offers three million tracks from 20,000 labels, and is a particularly good source of tracks from independent labels and artists.