"We applaud EMI Music's bold decision to test the DRM-free waters," said PassAlong Networks' co-founder and CEO Dave Jaworski. "Music consumers have demanded interoperability and ease of use and we hope that by offering EMI Music's DRM-free music files, we will simplify and improve their digital music experience."
The songs will be offered in MP3 format at a 320kbps rate – more than the 256kbps premium songs offered by Apple’s iTunes store. Pricing, however, has not yet been disclosed. The company is said to be exploring similar DRM-free opportunities with other labels.