Apple and EMI Wave Bye Bye to DRM

3 04 2007

That’s right, almost 2 months after Steve Jobs’ original Thoughts On Music open letter to the music industry, the first major label EMI has agreed with Apple and allowed their entire library of music to be sold DRM-free and at double the bit-rate previously.

Not only that, but apparently the iTunes Store will provide a single-click solution for existing customers to easily upgrade their previously purchased EMI songs.

The price per single has risen from $.99 to $1.29, but for no DRM and double the encoding rate, $.30 isn’t really that much (its about 15p more for us English people).

Now that one major label has taken the plunge surely it won’t be too long before the other ones have to follow suit, which can only be a good thing!

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3 responses

3 04 2007
Andrew

Perfect πŸ™‚

6 04 2007
Oliver Brown

Now we just have to hope the content providers decide to remove geographic restrictions too so more TV shows are available on iTunes UK… πŸ™‚

10 04 2007
RyanC

Yeah that’s a bit stupid – Apple TV in the UK: “If it’s on iTunes, it’s on TV” – well unfortunately there isn’t as much on iTunes in the UK as there is in the US 😦

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