iTunes will be expanding its DRM-free offerings tonight, but is expected to roll out a new pricing system with songs ranging from 79 cents to $1.29.
Steve Henderson on 01/06/09 - 09:38 AM
If you bought any music off MSN's Music Store, you are about to get screwed when they turn off their DRM servers this summer.
Steve Henderson on 04/22/08 - 06:53 PM
PC Magazine thinks DRM-free music is going to cause the industry to crumble.
Steve Henderson on 01/24/08 - 10:22 AM
Four years ago, Pepsi ran a campaign that gave away 100 million songs through iTunes, helping to launch the digital music service into the limelight. Now, the Pepsi campaign is back, except this time, Amazon's MP3 Store will play distributor. The switch shows the industry's growing dissatisfaction with Apple.
Julia Conny on 01/14/08 - 09:02 PM
Now that DRM is on the decline, will it be replaced by digital watermarks?
Steve Henderson on 01/12/08 - 10:42 PM
Last week, Song/BMG announced it would drop DRM on MP3's sold through digital music services. Now, the label is running a new product: artist and album-branded gift cards redeemable through MusicPass.com.
Julia Conny on 01/08/08 - 05:23 PM
Napster is apparently ditching DRM from all of its downloads in the second quarter of this year.
Steve Henderson on 01/07/08 - 08:26 PM
Wal-Mart has started selling DRM-free mp3 files for 94 cents per track, or $9.22 per album.
Steve Henderson on 08/21/07 - 09:37 AM
Those DRM-free songs that Universal will begin offering will actually still be watermarked.
Paul Tao on 08/13/07 - 02:21 PM
A new DRM-free music service called AnywhereCD.com has launched and features music from a variety of Warner Music Group labels, as well as from various indie labels.
Rohan Kohli on 04/12/07 - 01:19 PM
EMI has started offering higher quality, DRM-free music downloads through the iTunes Music Store.
Steve Henderson on 04/02/07 - 07:52 AM
Below is an article from Coolfer regarding the recent happenings in the EMI/no-DRM situation.
Coolfer EditorialMaking the rounds right now is a story that EMI asked online retailers to make cash advances in exchange for the right to sell its catalog in the open MP3 format.

What strikes me about this move is the lack of takers. Look at the factors that are believed by many to be truths. Here are three things about MP3 that are held by many to be true: First, people will pay more for MP3s. Second, labels will sell more music if they ditch DRM. Third, DRM does not stop piracy and should be removed.

EMI needed an insurance policy. It wanted retailers to share in the risk. The cash...
Rohan Kohli on 02/28/07 - 11:19 AM
EMI (Capitol, Virgin) is in talks to start selling DRM-free music.

Submitted by eman83
Rohan Kohli on 02/10/07 - 10:37 PM
The Economist says "selling digital music without copy-protection makes sense" and picks apart Steve Jobs' reasons for being the champion of this new movement.
Steve Henderson on 02/08/07 - 08:50 PM
In an apparent contradiction to the RIAA's stance, Bill Gates acknowledges the problems with DRM, and instructs people to just buy CDs and rip them to stay legal.
Steve Henderson on 12/14/06 - 11:13 PM

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