Music execs see DRM-free tracks boosting download sales

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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