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Dell and UMG team up for DRM-free music

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2008 16:06 User comments (3)

Dell and UMG team up for DRM-free music Dell has announced that it has signed an agreement with Universal Music Group to offer either 50 or 100 DRM-free songs bundled with new PCs sold by the vendor.
The price is a nice discount as well with 50 songs costing $25 USD and 100 songs costing only $45 USD in addition to the price of the laptop or desktop PC.

A couple catches however are that the bundles aren't available on Dell XPS One desktops, Inspiron Mini 9 laptops, or on systems selling with Linux distributions or 64-bit Windows XP or Vista.

All the music will be in MP3 form and DRM-free and can be played back on any portable player. The current library is somewhat small but Dell says it is looking to expand.

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3 user comments

125.10.2008 18:00

Well thats what i call a positive development.

225.10.2008 19:42

It's there to stimulate the switch. It looks like the customers are finally getting what they want. DRM free music at sane prices.

325.10.2008 20:07

Now someone needs to do the same thing with movies/tv shows. But it might be a blue moon before we see that.

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