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EMI says that DRM-free music is selling well

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2007 19:27 User comments (5)

EMI says that DRM-free music is selling well EMI senior VP Lauren Berkowitz recently told Bloomberg that DRM-free music was much more popular than DRMed music and that sales have been "good" since the label began selling its music without DRM this month on iTunes Plus.
Berkowitz noted that since iTunes Plus was launched, sales of the Pink Floyd classic "Dark Side of the Moon" were up 270 percent. Industry analysts have noted that digital sales for other EMI artists have risen but physical CD sales have fallen.

Although iTunes is currently the only store offering the music, Amazon, 7digital and f.y.e will begin to sell the unprotected music soon.

EMI seems confident that the unprotected tracks will continue to sell well, even after the initial hype fades away. We can only hope that sales continue well and other labels follow in EMI's footsteps.

Source:
Arstechnica

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5 user comments

121.6.2007 21:17
WierdName
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Holy crap! You mean if you offer what people actually want, it will sell well?!

EDIT- YA, first post.

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221.6.2007 22:06

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EMI seems confident that the unprotected tracks will continue to sell well, even after the initial hype fades away. We can only hope that sales continue well and other labels follow in EMI's footsteps.
Ditto. This is going to happen regardless other companies will takes this on board when they see the numbers.

322.6.2007 0:52

Moderated- Removed. Please pay for advertising or do not advertise.

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422.6.2007 14:03

hey pistol7 please remove the link to the website, unless you have already spoken to afterdawn and they are receiving payment for the ad space.

522.6.2007 15:11
hughjars
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Imagine my surprise. *rolls eyes*

Now they just have to make sure they're selling a quality product (none of that 60kbps BS) at a respectable price.

Then when they've finished relearning 'retailing 101' they might care to let the rest of the 'entertainment cartel' in on it and do us all a favour.

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