Sick of DRM filled iTunes? Worry no more.

Apple to end music restrictions

The new agreement with Sony BMG, Universal, and Warner Music will end digital rights management (DRM)software currently attached to iTunes music.

“Over the last six years songs have been $0.99. Music companies want more flexibility. Starting today, 8 million songs will be DRM free and by the end of this quarter, all 10 million songs will be DRM free,” he [Phil Shiller] told the crowd.

Apple has also revised its pricing structure, offering a two-tier system with songs available for $0.69 and $1.29.

Full article here.

Well looks like Daniusoft Media Converter just lost thousands of potential customers. [Reference to DRM stripping feature of DMC.]

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  1. GAOTD Lover

    You say that:
    At present, most music downloaded from Apple’s iTunes store can only be played through an iTunes interface or iPod.

    Butwhat I read on C|Net is that 4/5 of the songs had DRM stripped tonight..