Today is a day of victory for Fair Use and I applaud EMI’s decision to stop being evil and offering up their entire music catalog DRM free. For the first time in many years we have a business decision that finally makes sense.
Audio consumers worldwide should herald this decision and congratulate EMI.
Starting in May you will be able to purchase 256kb encoded singles for $1.29 each and lower encoded rates at a lower price. These will be delivered in AAC which is a smart move as most media players today will play AAC files including the Zune. AAC does not come with the legal issues that MP3 files have.
I will honor my commitment and start purchasing songs as soon as they come available and will for the first time in years purchase a boat load of DRM free music. EMI