April 3, 2007
Will Users Pay for DRM-Free Songs?
Anonymous Reader writes "Yesterday marked a historic day in the digital media space as EMI and Apple announced their decision to offer DRM-free songs for $1.29, a 30.3 percent incline in price over the previous $.99 price tag. For $.30 over the original price-per-song, EMI is doubling the audio quality in terms of kilobits from 128kbps to 256kbps AAC. Clearly, this is an excellent move for users, and hopefully for the involved companies as well. However, the real question remains: will users pay for DRM-free songs?"