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MusicGiants goes DRM-free with new albums

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Jun 2007 15:13 User comments (11)

MusicGiants goes DRM-free with new albums The high-quality music site MusicGiants announced yesterday that they had begun offering DRM-free music, and that the new release of Paul McCartney's latest album, Memory Almost Full would be the first DRM-free tracks on the site. CEO Scott Bahneman added that the service will be releasing more DRM-free albums later in the year.
MusicGiants got itself noticed by offering high quality lossless tracks in WMA format when it launched last year. Lossless tracks should sound exactly as if they are on a physical CD. The company boasts that it is the only site to offer such high quality tracks.

The site is selling the new McCartney album for $15.29 USD, which is a premium over many other legal music download stores. It is good to see more and more stores moving towards consumer freedom.

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11 user comments

121.6.2007 15:22

Looks like more and more companies are starting to realize that customers hate DRM! Too bad its in WMA oh well. Better WMA and DRM-Free (at least as far as we know) then MP3 and crammed with DRM.

Peace

221.6.2007 16:59

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Too bad its in WMA oh well.
It's lossless, DRM-free WMA. You can convert it to whatever format you want.

Once you go lossless, the compression scheme used for download is not important. It's almost like downloading a ZIP file, except you can leave it as WMA if you wish.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Jun 2007 @ 17:04

321.6.2007 18:10

Originally posted by Pop_Smith:
. Better WMA and DRM-Free (at least as far as we know) then MP3 and crammed with DRM.

actually mp3s dont have DRM. its usually wma and AAC

421.6.2007 18:25

yeah, mp3s cant have DRM, which is why noone wants to offer it to download. i do like the idea of lossless, but they need lossless flac and they are set...

521.6.2007 21:40

Music to my ears to have DRM free wma's :)

622.6.2007 4:13

I have not downloaded a single song from any of these online stores. just because of the DRM. Glad to see that it's slowly being removed. I'll definitely start using these services now!

722.6.2007 12:56
duckNrun
Inactive

if the price point is right then I will also start to become a convert....

823.6.2007 3:36
advent
Inactive

This baffles me!! Why would anybody pay $15.29 to download the album
when you can buy the cd from amazon.com for only $9.99

929.6.2007 10:08

WMA is a lossless format while MP3 and MP4 formats are lossy even at max resolution. In other words if it was in a MP? format it could not be losless.

Get it?

Good move in the right direction but it is still not a good deal.

1029.6.2007 12:19

Originally posted by advent:
Why would anybody pay $15.29 to download the album
when you can buy the cd from amazon.com for only $9.99
Well some people like to suffer...LOL. I get mine from a CD Club for less than $9.99

1129.6.2007 14:55
frankacne
Inactive

I can't imagine why anyone would want to download anything by Macca in any format and at any price. Life is just to short, but..... i suppose its a free country, at least untill Real ID kicks in.

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