Wippit has reacted to the eMusic launch in the UK by boosting its indie music catalogue by a not inconsiderable 2.4 million songs by signing deals with digital music distributors The Orchard, IODA, VUT, Digital Rights Agency and CD Baby.

Paul Myers, Wippit CEO: “Wippit has a solid reputation as a destination for independent music even if we do offer a full range of content and the public perception of Wippit as the online ‘indie store’ is certain to be reinforced with the addition of this content”

The company claims that four independent songs in the unrestricted MP3 format are sold for every protected one from a major label.