15 March 2007, 16:15
Universal tests DRM free downloads
Universal is testing offering music downloads without DRM. The label admits these are “some micro tests” which do not indicate immediate change of policy. Indeed, only one album by a French artist Emilie Simon has been made available only in France. The cost of the DRM-free album is €9.99.
Similar tests by EMI last year had been very short and did not lead to any changes in the label’s business model.
Other labels haven’t even yet allowed a possibility of DRM free music downloads.
Universal begins DRM-free downloads trial, PC Pro