Sony BMG plans to offer DRM-free music

By on January 4, 2008, 11:55 AM
Following last week’s announcement that Warner would add its catalog to Amazon’s DRM-Free MP3 store, this was bound to happen sooner rather than later: the last major label to hold out on selling DRM-free MP3s, Sony BMG, is reportedly getting ready to abandon copyright protection software.

The details of Sony BMG’s scheme aren’t finalized just yet, but it’s expected to begin this February 3rd with the upcoming Pepsi/Amazon Superbowl promo, in which 1 billion DRM-free songs will be given away. By joining Warner, EMI and Vivendi Universal in providing DRM-less tunes via Amazon, Sony will likely help wrest some control of the digital download market from Apple as these unrestricted MP3s will work with iTunes and the ubiquitous iPod.

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nirkon said:
YAY!!!! finally... its still a long way to go.. but finally some companies are starting to adjust to the internet :)
windmill007 said:
Sony is just like Apple..greedy...They will try to hang onto there money pit as long as they can...They don't care about consumers..just the $$. I use to like sony back in the old days. They actually made good stuff but anymore there are so many cheaper better alternatives they will never get my money again. Sorry sony..get greedy u lose!
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