Last week I wrote about some of the problems with copyrights, walled-garden business models and old-school systems in my post “Litigation, Innovation & Frustration!”
Well the news just broke this morning that Apple has signed a “groundbreaking” deal with major music label EMI in which Apple will sell DRM free music on their iTunes service. In addition to the old format being sold, the EMI music library (albeit without songs from The Beatles) will be sold in the new format for an extra $.30, bringing each track to $1.29. These songs will be in a higher quality audio format, as well as and more importantly, will be abled to be shared to anyone else for FREE. Now that’s what I call a “good 1st step.”
You can check out the official press release HERE.
By Micah Davis