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iTunes to Finally Go DRM Free?

iTunes to Finally Go DRM Free?

Posted January 5, 2009 at 11:12pm by iClarified · 10804 views
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Apple may have cut deals that will finally enable iTunes to offer DRM-free songs from the three largest music labels, according to CNet. In exchange, Apple has agreed to become more flexible on pricing, their sources said.

Under the terms of the deal, song prices will be broken down into three categories--older songs from the catalog, midline songs (newer songs that aren't big hits), and current hits--said one of the sources.

The price of catalog music is expected to fall to 79 cents per song; however, the labels will be able to price some hit songs for more than 99 cents. Eventually those songs should drop to 79 cents as well.

Apple and the labels are expected to begin removing DRM from music already available in the iTunes Store and consequently allow over-the-air downloads for mobile devices. This means that iPhone users will be able to download songs over 3G while on the go.

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Rob
Rob - January 6, 2009 at 12:01am
Wow! I could just kiss Apple if they dropped all that DRM crap!! :) I'm waiting with baited breath to see if this is true!
achummm
achummm - January 6, 2009 at 2:30am
Drm free = expensive, not drm free > drm tool removal=cheaper....
t11chb
t11chb - January 6, 2009 at 12:28pm
Yeah, vids won't be free
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