EMI and Apple say BYE to DRM!

According to TechCrunch Apple and EMI will start selling all of their tracks without Digital Rights Management (ie copy protection) Here are the details:

  • New version of iTunes next month
  • You decide if you want DRM music or not
  • DRM free music is $1.29 per track, or $0.30 more than a protected track (Sneaky way to get a fee hike in)
  • DRM-free music is also 229kbps AAC, not 128!
  • One click in iTunes to upgrade your music for $0.30/track

Steve Jobs is a God and a Hero.