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UK music retailers want DRM free music

By November 22, 2007No Comments

The FT reported this week that UK retailers are urging the big labels to follow EMI’s example and release DRM free music.

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UK album volumes are down 11 per cent, or 12m units, for the year to date, according to the Official UK Charts Company and Music Week. I don’t mind paying for music, I’m just more incentivised to do so if I don’t have to jump through hoops to move it to my ipod, back it up, or copy it to my central server. Trouble is, they should have done this 5 years ago before it was worth everyones while to learn to use bittorrent as there was no other way to get easily get digital versions of tracks.

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