EMI May Unshackle Catalogue, Usher In Second Dawn Of DRM-Free Music

The New York Times reports that EMI, one of the Big Four labels, may soon release its music without DRM. The third largest label behind Universal and Sony, murmurs of EMI intentions come on the heels of Steve Jobs’ appeal for DRM-free music.

Reports of the EMI plan surfaced in Europe this week when music executive speculated that EMI was close to a deal with several online music services that went beyond the relatively limited experiments with non-copy-protected music that it had conducted so far.

We can’t wait to once again legally download music without DRM. The sooner we can get all White and Nerdy without a password, subscription, or optical scan, the better. — CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

EMI May Sell Recordings Online With No Anti-Copying Software [NYT]


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  1. Papa K says:

    DRM free music? I’d hit that.

  2. royal72 says:

    whatever exec made this statement will obviously be fired tomorrow.

  3. stephen5 says:

    NO. NO. NO.

    The labels are forcing us to use DRM, Steve Jobs has spoken.

    The Big 4 are mean greedy corporations trying to put one over on you, Apple is a small mom & pop company run out of Steve’s basement, that 11% profit margin is an illusion. PAY NO ATTENTION TO THE MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN!!

    Wozniak had it coming, he didn’t invent Jack-Shit, he was just some smelly fat kid Steve Jobs let hang around!

    Put down the apple flavored Kool-Aid, VISTA shall set you free!

    I still can’t post using Firefox, have to use freakin IE, you guys jumped all over Wal-Mart for browser problems, so lets get on the job!

  4. pestie says:

    stephen5: I post using Firefox on Linux just fine. Sounds like the problem’s on your end.