DRM-free iTunes

Posted Apr 02, 2007 in Music, Technology.

EMI has made a deal with Apple to begin selling higher-quality, DRM-free music. Offered at the higher 256 kilobits-per-second bit rate, the so-called “premium” versions of EMI tracks will be made available at a slightly higher cost for individual tracks, but at no extra charge for complete albums.

This is a significant step, and one that I believe will be warmly-received by fans of EMI stars like Coldplay and Robbie Williams. I'm not sure if it is a big enough change to actually get me to use iTunes, but if more record companies make similar deals I may have to think about it.


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    Thank Christ for that, anything I download from iTunes sounds sh1t.

    Posted by Sam on Apr 03, 2007.