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HMV to begin offering DRM-free music

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jul 2007 9:36 User comments (2)

HMV to begin offering DRM-free music Today, the large music retailer HMV has announced that it will begin selling DRM-free legal digital downloads starting in September.
HMV also said they would move all their digital downloads into the hmv.co.uk store, rather than the current hmvdigital.co.uk store. This change will allow UK customers to buy physical CDs and digital CDs from the same site, a move never before seen by such a large retailer.

Among the over one million DRM-free tracks included at launch will be EMI's full catalogue and music from independent music labels. HMV already has 3 million tracks online.

The tracks will be in MP3 format with 328kbps bitrate. The prices start at 79p, which is cheaper than Apple offers for the same music.

Source:
Pocket-lint

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2 user comments

11.7.2007 15:45

Well isn't it funny that everyone is now jumping on the DRM free bandwagon. I love how it did not take that long for these changes.

211.7.2007 1:42

Does this mean I can get a free upgrade from the crappy singles I bought @ 192kbps WMA and then had to rip to mp3 so it was usable.

Glad they have gone for a decent bitrate, takign a leaf out of Allof MP3s book maybe :)

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