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Music execs see DRM-free tracks boosting download sales

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, February 15, 2007
News Categories: Digital Media

According to a Jupiter Research survey, almost two-thirds of European music industry executives believe removing digital rights management (DRM) from downloadable music would compel more consumers to buy music online. The study was carried out between December and January, before Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ call for DRM-free music. “The study revealed that about 54% of those executives questioned thought that current DRM systems were too restrictive,” reports BBC News. “Also, 62% believed that dropping DRM and releasing music files that can be enjoyed on any MP3 player would boost the take-up of digital music generally.”

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1

How about the music execs producing some really good music instead? This might help their sales. To date, in my opinion, much of the music out there is a copy of a copy of a copy of someone else. Thus worthy of P2P exploitation. Produce a real original product and the masses will purchase it.

Posted by Don on February 15, 2007 at 10:59 AM (PDT)

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I’ll buy it….

Posted by D on February 15, 2007 at 11:27 AM (PDT)

3

Read about this and more in the latest issue of “Duh” magazine.

Posted by Nusm on February 15, 2007 at 11:29 AM (PDT)

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