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Apple seeks more DRM-free music for iTunes Store

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, April 27, 2007
News Categories: iTunes

Apple has reportedly begun pursuing higher quality and DRM-free music from labels and artists, which may be available alongside the much-publicized EMI offerings. According to a report, Apple notified iTunes partners yesterday, informing them that the store will soon offer higher quality music without copy protection restrictions.

“Many of you have reached out to iTunes to find out how you can make your songs available higher quality and DRM-free,” Apple said in the email. “Starting next month, iTunes will begin offering higher-quality, DRM-free music and DRM-free music videos to all customers.”

Apple’s email appears to signify that any content publisher can sell higher quality and DRM-free music and music videos on the iTunes Store. As previously reported, DRM-free tracks from artists and bands signed to EMI will be available on iTunes starting next month for $1.29 per song.

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1

It willbe awesome if all major record labels start selling DRM free music on itune and i hope it will happen soon.

Posted by shehzad on April 27, 2007 at 9:21 AM (PDT)

2

hopefully we will be able to upgrade for 30 cents like we could with the EMI music

Posted by etm42 on April 27, 2007 at 1:34 PM (PDT)

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