Universal Music to sell DRM-free music online
A few months ago, Apple launched it’s iTunes Plus service which sells music from the EMI recording company without any DRM (copy protection) whatsoever. Since then, EMI claims that the sales have been going a bit better, so it’s no wonder that other companies are also choosing to start selling their online music the same way.
Universal Music, which is one of the biggest recording companies has also decided to start selling most of their music online without any DRM protection on it. But Apple fans shouldn’t start partying just yet. Universal has chosen to not sell it’s DRM music on iTunes, but instead, will sell it on digital music retailers like RealNetworks and Wal-Mart.
Even so, this is another positive day for the music industry, and we are moving closer to a future that is completely free of all the troubles that DRM has plagued us with.