Thursday, May 17, 2007

Music industry softening


Music industry softening, originally uploaded by davidjay13.

Just landed in Chicago and read this article on the front of the business section. Looks like sometime next month itunes will start selling some non-protected music for $1.29 and then Amazon will also join the game. Prett cool! EMI is the biggest label allowing their music to be sold this way but it's only a matter of time before all labels have to follow.

3 comments:

Sarah Barlow said...

Whoa! That's huge! Very smart of them too.

Couldn't stay away from Chicago very long huh? lol!

Timothy said...

DJ, in light of some of the issues that arise on the forum, you may want to be clear that this change doesn't have any affect on the legality of using the songs for slideshows, etc. It will basically just lift the DRM, making it less of a nuisance to backup, listen on different devices, etc.

Also, I think the 1.29 songs will be higher quality as well.

|| davidjay || said...

I let the music industry fight their own battles on that one but I am excited b/c having the songs already as MP3's makes it a whole lot easier to use them in slideshows.