iTunes music to be completely DRM free

iTunes Store

During Macworld San Francisco 2009 (MWSF2009) Apple has announced that all song will be free of DRM from the world's largest online music store - iTunes Store - by the end of March.

Starting from April 2009, songs on iTunes will be available at one of three price points - 69 cents (USD), 99 cents (USD) and $1.29 (USD) - with many more songs priced at 69 cents than $1.29.

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Also a new improvement for iPhone 3G owners. iPhone 3G users can now preview and purchase the entire iTunes Store music catalog on their iPhone 3G over their 3G network, just as they do with Wi-Fi today, for the same price and in the same high quality format. Songs purchased on an iPhone will automatically sync to a user’s computer the next time they sync their iPhone and iPod.

Apple first launched iTunes Plus Store on 31 May 2007 with new higher-quality (256 kbps AAC encoding), DRM-free music downloads from participating music labels for only 30 cents (USD) extra ($1.29 USD). Shortly on 17 October 2007 all music from iTunes Plus became the same 99 cents per song (same as regular music).

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Posted by Antony at January 6, 2009 1:25 PM

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